Your Child's Learning Style and English Decoder Phonics
English Decoder will work for any learning style. It may be the only phonics program that will work for your mechanical child. Here's why:
Basic phonics tells you how to pronounce the black print words below.(Words like these make up 1/2 to 3/4 of English)
See spot run.
pat cap running top
pool loop ice sound
pound sounded called
wish ship shop
The rest of English, like these blue words, require more information.
because lady baby get girl is
word door more son love oven
Children with rhythmic, musical and visual learning styles pick up patterns in the blue words and use them to read.
Those with great memories just remember the words.
A mechanical child needs to know WHY the sound and letters fit together.
Standard phonics answers WHY? with syllables prefixes, suffixes and parts of speech. These are tricky to learn before 10. "Clap- out syllables" you say? This is for audio learners : )
English Decoder explains the WHY of the blue words more easily using:
***letter position in a word (ie. Is it first, last or in the middle) and
Compare standard phonics and English Decoder.
standard phonics explains "lady"
y within a word acts like the letter i and a final i says E.
To which by, try and cry are exceptions! Yikes
English Decoder explains "lady"
y at the end of a word with 4 or more letters says E like the letter name.
cry, try and by are not exceptional.
y at the end of a two or three letter word says I like the letter name.
Your pre-schooler can grasp this.
Phonics is no longer a dead end for the mechanical thinker (often grouped with kinetic learning style) younger than 10. In our house this warrants grateful prayers and loud applause!
English Decoder also bows to the detailed among us. Not me! My son : ) Some of us do not care that the flash card
tells us ge and gi make the /j/ sound and that girl and get don't follow this at all.
To some of us (ie. your mechanical child who may be the future rocket scientist) this mismatch is the difference between a real system worth learning and a guess. You can "guess" which of these two choices my son thought basic phonics was.
To this English Decoder adds simply (so as not to frustrate the artist among us) gi and ge say /j/ at the end of a word. gi and ge can say /j/ or /g/. Ah. Now we can all see our way clear to reading.
The little girl in our first results video is an audio learner.
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