Pedagogy

Do *CloudSpelling* Now!

V01/a/ Abstractions will become concrete V01/a/ Clarify sound-letter confusions V01/a/ "Granularity" (smallest sound-units) and "Singularity" V01/a/ Manifest Bloom's Taxonomy V01/a/
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WA Equations

WA Equations

E = C + V English equals Consonant Sounds plus Vowel Sounds. 15 vowels + 24 consonants = 39 sound-units
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88 words < 5 seconds each

WordsAhead is dedicated to solving big challenges by creating the most effective literacy outcomes in the most convenient ways.  Play Google
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Let’s do the good work!

A small group of people can make the future happen faster!! Ansari: Usher in a new era of private suborbital
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ABC orientation is outmoded

Rethink and reset conventional priorities.  Why?  ABC-based products – per se – provide incomplete information. Shown here, Nellie Edge's program engages visual
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Taught, then Self-Taught

Taught, then Self-Taught

IMPLICIT BIAS (Stanford School of Medicine definition):  A positive or negative mental attitude towards something which a person holds at an unconscious
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Make "learning to read" better

Make “learning to read” better

Recognize the importance of providing focus and context with object-naming.  From the earliest months, name relevant tangibles objects like "thumb," "mom"
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Alphabet ≠ Sounds

More than 42 million people have watched these colorful graphemes as they stretch and spin.  Many speech sound units are ignored
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Sounds spelled with more than one letter

Sounds spelled with more than one letter

Do your teaching materials show all the following spellings which use MORE than one letter? Letter /Aa/... V01/A_E/ have V06/A_E/ age
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Compare/Contrast

Here is an educational product called READY TO READ - COMPLETE SYSTEM for Ages 3+.  Included are 4 storybooks, 6 activity books,
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Compound Words

Compound Words

Train your brain to toggle between two modes of SORTING – what is heard and what is seen. The vowel sounds
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[A] [B] [C] [D] [E]... Go for it!!

[A] [B] [C] [D] [E]… Go for it!!

[A]  PHONOLOGICAL ACUITY :: Use WA's Sound Map.  Differentiate.  Articulate.  Blend speech sounds.  Rhyme. [B]  CONCEPTS OF PRINT :: Spell-out
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How to spell her name?

Whenever we talk about "spelling" in regards to language arts, the "how-to" of it all is really very easy.  Well...
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Hear With Other Ears

Hear With Other Ears

"The essence of reproduction, to feel and re-create that which was felt and imparted by the creator (ie., author, composer,
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Best Answer

Best Answer

Parsed sound-units are heard before they are spelled-out. This is the best answer to the good question, "How is the
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Methods and Practices of Teaching [Pedagogy]

Methods and Practices of Teaching [Pedagogy]

Many educators are taught to teach vowels/consonants and yet most teachers incorrectly think of Letters /b, c, d, f, g,
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Call for Revolution

Call for Revolution

Definition:  A sudden and momentous CHANGE which may also be visionary and contrarian. Flip the educational paradigm!  Think sounds-to-letters, not letters-to-sounds.
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Microscopic Perspective

Microscopic Perspective

Hear same sounds, see different spellings: Both words end C23 V12 C37.  Seagull is C23/g/ V12/u/ C37/ll/; Google is C23/g/ V12+C37/le/ (spelling is
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WA = Critical Thinking

WA = Critical Thinking

"Critical Thinking" is essentially the ability to place information in perspective, to see connections, and to arrive at conclusions.
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Sentence with all letters

Sentence with all letters

To demonstrate fonts, Google Fonts Lato uses the following sentence because it contains every alphabet letter: GRUMPY WIZARDS MAKE TOXIC BREW FOR
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WA ≠ TTS

"Text-to-Speech" heeds semi-colons and commas and pronounces words to the best of its ability. TTS is a visual recognition process,
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WA = Computational Thinking

WA = Computational Thinking

"Computational Thinking" is the thought processes involved in formulating problems and their solutions so that the solutions are represented in
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Enrollment ≠ Better Learning

UNESCO's Education for All UN's Millennium Development Goals "While these initiatives have succeeded in getting children ENROLLED in school and
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Cued Speech

Deaf and hearing-impaired learners may be taught speech sound-units via CUED SPEECH: V01/a/ Look, big crabs! [throat] V02/i/ Look, big crabs!
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Explicit Sound-Spellings

Explicit Sound-Spellings

In the following list, click on any sound-code.  If you scroll down past the graphic/pages you can view relevant vocabulary
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Telescopic Perspective

Imagine a human head.  Brightest energies are located in both Broca's area of the brain (motor neurons for speech production)
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Zero-sum?

I've been wondering to what degree SOUND MAP, *CloudSpelling* and WordsAhead Decodability Rankings for Word Lists might be considered a
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Know the Essentials

American Elements.com posts an interactive MAP of basic physical materials shown above, with code-abbreviations, then states a straight-forward call to
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