In this entry, we are proud to present a range of resources that have been in development for quite some time.
- An “Elements” Checklist,
- A Guide to Sound-Letter Correspondences,
- Phonemes Cards,
- Graphemes Cards (letters and letter combinations),
- Common Onset & Rime Patterns (e.g. b + ack = back),
- Morphemes Cards (prefixes, suffixes and roots),
- High Frequency Words Cards, and
- A Guide to Sentence Construction (types, structures and features)
Please note that the “Elements” Checklist includes information on each of the above (phonemes, graphemes, morphemes, etc), as well as additional notes on reading multisyllabic words and vocabulary development.
All together, the resources are designed to provide reference materials that help one better understand the elements that contribute to word and sentence construction in English. They do NOT describe the activities that a learner can engage in to master these elements, though. As a result, these resources are not particularly helpful on their own, but they can be helpful when planning and reflecting upon the linguistic features that leaners need to master over time.
So ... please explore and enjoy! And remember, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Even if a learner is making progress with mastering the structural aspects of literacy - such as learning to decode words, spell words and write grammatical sentences - there is still a lot of work involved in making meaning from and with the printed word.