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Why do we spell cat with a c and kitten with a k?  They both make the same sound.

Use k instead of c before e, i and y because
says /s/ before e, i and y.  (example city, cent, cycle)

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What is a Phonogram?

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What is a Phonogram?

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How many phonograms are there?

There are 72 phonograms that make 44 sounds.

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Phonogram Chart

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How To Teach Blending

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What is a Phonogram?

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How Many Syl-la-bles Are There?

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Articles and Research

Different Teaching Methods Affect Reading Development

According to an article by May Wong in the Stanford News, "Beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, or phonics, instead of trying to learn whole words, increase activity in the area of their brains best wired for reading," Read More

"The Backwards Brain Bicycle"

from Smarter Every Day

​This You Tube video, The Backwards Brain Bicycle from Smarter Every Day is one of my favorites.  After attempting to ride a "backwards bicycle," this Smarter Every Day Engineer discovered something new about knowledge, the brain and children.  It is both informative and hilarious.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is characterized by difficulties with word recognition and fluency as well as poor spelling and decoding skills.  It affects 1 in 5 people.

Individuals with dyslexia frequently respond successfully to intensive intervention using more

"Rewiring the Brain"

After the chuckle I got from watching the Backwards Bicycle, I decided to read up on Neuroplasticity.  It appears that not only can we rewire our brain, we can also change our habits.  I think I will try it with my diet.


Dyslexia can be overcome with nursery rhymes and music, says Cambridge professor

By Shara Knapton, Science Editor, The Telegraph

Read the entire article here.

According to Usha Goswami, a leading neuroscientist at Cambridge, children can overcome dyslexia by learning nursery rhymes, singing and dancing.

G0swami continues, “All kinds of rhythmic experiences can be helpful, nursery rhymes, dancing and music as long as the beat is matched to language.”  She even suggests remediation begins before children start school. 

Super Wordy can come to the rescue.  All of his phonograms are taught to nursery rhyme tunes.  For example, sing the sounds of letter "i" to "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star;"

You can read Prof Goswami's Complete Report here


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