“By the End of This Book”
By the time you’ve worked through this book,
- You’ll understand how what you see on the page relates to what you say out loud.
- You’ll see that there are limits to our apparently infinite and chaotic spelling system.
- You’ll know how to prompt someone struggling in the face of an unfamiliar word or a tricky spelling.
- You’ll no longer be giving easy answers but guiding students towards working out the answers for themselves.
- You’ll say things like:
Say the sounds and tell me what you hear.
How many syllables?
Say the syllables clearly.
What’s the first sound in ______?
How do you write the “ee” sound in receive?