Has a student ever asked you a question about English spelling to which you replied, “That’s an exception”?
Have you ever heard anyone say, “English is so illogical!”
Check out the book Uncovering the Logic of English by Denise Eide. The author is an educator, author, speaker, and curriculum designer who specializes in literacy instruction and develops teaching methods that ensure success for students of all learning styles. She has also developed The Logic of English® series of curriculum and learning materials.
The Logic of English® is a complete Phonics, Reading, Writing, and Spelling curriculum that uses research-based methods to teach students of all ages to read proficiently. The Logic of English® series challenges the notion that English is illogical by systematically guiding you and your student to a better understanding of the English language.
By revealing the logical patterns underlying 98% of English words, The Logic of English® eliminates the need to guess and provides a logical solution to English spelling. No more excuses for those “exception” words! Autism advocate Dr. Mary Temple Grandin says The Logic of English® is “really helpful for teaching reading to children who are mathematical pattern thinkers.”
Visit The Logic of English® website to view the curriculum, books, teaching/learning supplements (flash cards, games, apps, quick reference cards), and free resources.
Or jump right to the free resources using the links below:
VIDEOS – A series of videos on Logic of English concepts, including “Crazy Words Explained.”
SPELLING LISTS – High Frequency Word Lists, Spelling Lists by Phonogram, Silent E Words, Two-Letter Words, and more.
PHONOGRAMS LIST – Includes sounds, spelling rules, and sample words.
SPELLING RULES – A list of 30 spelling rules.
HANDWRITING PAPER – PDF files with 5 different sizes of guidelines, and 5 different variations of layout.