Phonograms and Spelling Rules
Phonograms and spelling rules are the foundation to understanding English spelling. Together the 75 phonograms and 31 spelling rules explain 98% of English words. Learning the phonograms and spelling rules is far more efficient than learning sight words. The English lexicon is comprised of over 1,000,000 words. A well educated adult knows up to 200,000 with the average adult knowing about 60,000. Learning the phonograms and spelling rules which describe each of these words is a far more efficient path than attempting to learn thousands of sight words, and it revolutionizes spelling and reading.