The Logic of English and Teacher Training
Uncovering the Logic of English is an ideal reading methods textbook for universities and colleges. In 150 pages, Uncovering the Logic of English reveals the phonograms and spelling rules which explain 98% of English words. The book is written in an engaging and easy-to-read style which will stimulate classroom discussion about phonics, spelling, and the strengths and weaknesses with the students' own experiences learning to read and spell. Uncovering the Logic of English will become a standard reference guide when the teachers enter the classroom as it provides answers to everyday questions that children ask such as:
- Why is there a silent final E in have?
- Why does C say /k/ in cat but /s/ in cent?
- Why don't we drop the E when writing courageous?
Uncovering the Logic of English provides a vision for integrating vocabulary development into all content areas by showing teachers the importance of moving beyond phonics to roots and affixes as students grow. The book demonstrates not only the efficiency of teaching vocabulary with roots, but also the way roots unlock meaning in literature and provide students creative tools.
Studying Uncovering the Logic of English will provide future teachers with an understanding of the literacy crisis that is plaguing our schools and arm them with information to help their students and reverse the literacy crisis in the United States.