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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 ...

Get inspired…

Good news!  Back in 2008, for Google's Project 10^100, I described WordsAhead as a core language learning system where words-to-be-read ...

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/ ...
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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My favorite!

Teach spelling and reading with math vocabulary. 1 V01/a_e/ halves K 2 V01/a/ add K 3 V01/a/ add < add(ition) ...
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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 ...

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 ...
Get It?!

Get It?!

Consumers won't really know what they want until they get it.  Anticipation.  Optimism.  Idealism.  Truth.  Power.  Voice.  Learning. V01/a/ anticipation ...
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 ...
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" ...
Words to use instead of "SAID"

Words to use instead of “SAID”

V01/a/ asked, answered, added, advanced, babbled, blasted, clarified, gasped, sang, spat, stammered, snapped, zapped; V01/au/ laughed ••• V02/i/ interrupted, instructed, inquired, insisted, ...
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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 ...
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, ...
Compound Words

Compound Words

Train your brain to toggle between two modes of SORTING – what is heard and what is seen. The vowel sounds ...
Bilingual Lesson

Bilingual Lesson

HOMEROOM reports that almost 5 million students in the U.S. are English learners (9%).  Spanish-speaking students might enjoy this language ...
Could I... ???

Could I… ???

Could I practice bold virtue in every thought, my joys would surely multiply.  The further I go, the less I ...
[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 ...
baby

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

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, ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Your child can become a language-coding SUPERSTAR!!

Your child can become a language-coding SUPERSTAR!!

WordsAhead Word Lists help you parse and pronounce exact vocabulary used by many popular children's book authors, here listed in "V01 ...
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 ...
WA ≠ TTS

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

WA = Computational Thinking

"Computational Thinking" is the thought processes involved in formulating problems and their solutions so that the solutions are represented in ...
Pieces of PEACE

Pieces of PEACE

From Texas to the West Bank, there are still too many foreboding, sometimes deadly, barriers around the world today.   ...
Enrollment ≠ Better Learning

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 ...
Vowel Sound/Spellings and World Economic Forum 2014

Vowel Sound/Spellings and World Economic Forum 2014

Education and Skills 2.0:  New Targets and Innovative Approaches Committed to improving the state of the world... After all, education ...
Early Childhood Development-Pre[K]

Early Childhood Development-Pre[K]

Vowel-sorted language highlighting the advantages of early education: V01/a/ advantages for both individual and society V01/a/ language stimulation for crucial ...
U.S. Incentivizes Innovation

U.S. Incentivizes Innovation

Winners of i3 (Investing in Innovation) grants totalling $129 million are expected to meet these educational challenges: Change the landscape ...
Cued Speech

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! ...
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 ...
Telescopic Perspective

Telescopic Perspective

Imagine a human head.  Brightest energies are located in both Broca's area of the brain (motor neurons for speech production) ...
Extreeeeeeeme Phonemes of Shel Silverstein

Extreeeeeeeme Phonemes of Shel Silverstein

Yes, I invented "trick or treat" so you could fill your mouth with sweets – Candy bars and lemon drops, ...
ESSENTIAL DATA - Set #2

ESSENTIAL DATA – Set #2

SING OUT LOUD! Melodies may vary, yet the process of chanting letter names in alphabetical order remains a predictable landmark ...
ESSENTIAL DATA - Set #3

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 ...
ESSENTIAL DATA - Set #4

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 ...
ESSENTIAL DATA - Set #1

ESSENTIAL DATA – Set #1

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

Zero-sum?

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

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 ...