Computational THINKING >> Foundational LITERACY
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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/
E = C + V English equals Consonant Sounds plus Vowel Sounds. 15 vowels + 24 consonants = 39 sound-units
88 words < 5 seconds each
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A small group of people can make the future happen faster!! Ansari: Usher in a new era of private suborbital
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
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
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"
Alphabet ≠ Sounds
More than 42 million people have watched these colorful graphemes as they stretch and spin. Many speech sound units are ignored
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
Here is an educational product called READY TO READ - COMPLETE SYSTEM for Ages 3+. Included are 4 storybooks, 6 activity books,
Train your brain to toggle between two modes of SORTING – what is heard and what is seen. The vowel sounds
[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
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...
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,
Parsed sound-units are heard before they are spelled-out. This is the best answer to the good question, "How is the
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,
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.
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
WA = Critical Thinking
"Critical Thinking" is essentially the ability to place information in perspective, to see connections, and to arrive at conclusions.
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
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,
WA = Computational Thinking
"Computational Thinking" is the thought processes involved in formulating problems and their solutions so that the solutions are represented in
Vowels ≠ Letters
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
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!
In the following list, click on any sound-code. If you scroll down past the graphic/pages you can view relevant vocabulary
Imagine a human head. Brightest energies are located in both Broca's area of the brain (motor neurons for speech production)
I've been wondering to what degree SOUND MAP, *CloudSpelling* and WordsAhead Decodability Rankings for Word Lists might be considered a
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