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From birth, we social creatures perceive “native tongue” while being bathed in spoken language, morning to night.  Speech productions will be as variable as each individual person in our environment, yet patterns will be imprinted.

ESSENTIAL DATA - Set #1

ENUNCIATE WITH PRECISION! Speech productions will be as variable as each individual speaker, yet evolving brains imprint basic "native tongue" patterns ...

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ESSENTIAL DATA - Set #2

SING OUT LOUD! Melodies may vary, yet the process of chanting letter names in alphabetical order remains a predictable landmark for ...

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ESSENTIAL DATA - Set #3

TEACH HANDWRITING! Spoken language becomes tangible with letters. Learners must recognize many variations of ABC-shapes, both upper-case and lower-case.  These include block ...

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ESSENTIAL DATA - Set #4

NO COMMINGLING.  No more “Long-A”, “B-Sound”, “Hard-C”, etc.  Letters do not make sounds.  Letters are not sounds.  Correlation is not ...

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WA Sound Map 2

WA Sound Map 2

Speech sounds are a foolproof foundation for reading instruction.  Sound-units are the building-blocks for all words-to-be-read -- Pre[K] through moonshot. ...

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Do you want to teach someone to read?

Know your options:

[1] Letters-to-SOUNDS (conventional; not endorsed here)

[2] SOUNDS-to-letters (unconventional; endorsed here)

Parents… tutors… teachers… plus all contenders for Global Learning XPRIZE…

This site promotes SOUND-UNITS… mapped… parsed… spelled-out… blended into syllables… drawn out into lists of relevant vocabulary…

VC-MAPS gives SOUNDS in popular educational products.

[SOUNDS] gives Vowels and Consonants in easy words.

[LETTERS] gives relationships between SOUNDS and ABCs.

WORD LISTS gives SOUND-sorted vocabulary used in favorite children’s books.  Your learners can go from clueless to competent while enjoying 777 ranked poems and stories.

MISC. gives other unusual resources for the classroom.

POSTS gives new perspectives on topics deemed interesting and/or related to language learning and/or ripe for picking SOUNDS-based vocabulary for language instruction.

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SOUNDS are our greatest intangible asset – heard, said, spelled, read.

Please provide a SOUND infrastructure for your users.

Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 licensure will be acquired – as required by XPRIZE – for SOUND MAP and *CloudSpelling* as soon as a team using a product I’ve engineered becomes a Global Learning Finalist.

GO FOR IT!!

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JzWA

Judy Ramírez, Independent Innovator

WordsAhead, P. O. Box 1255, Solana Beach CA 92075