‘Give’ – Why it is not an Exception to Anything

We may have all seen some word wall or another which contains words that have to be memorized or learned by heart because they are irregular.  Some of the supposed irregular words include: have, give, said, they, come, their, and one.  They are considered irregular because there appears to be a mismatch between their spellings... Continue Reading →

C for chair and S for shoe: Understanding the difference between graphemes and letters

<b> <c>  <ch>   <d>  <f>  <g>  <gh>   <h> <j>   <k>   <kn->   <l>  <m>  <n> <-ng> <p> <ph> <r>  <s>   <sh>  <t>  <th>  <u>*   <v>  <w>   <y>*  <z> <-ck>  <-dg(e)>   <-tch>  <x>  <qu>  <wh->   <gu> <-ugh> <wr> <rh> <ai>/<ay>  <au>/<aw>  <ea> <ee>   <ei>/<ey>   <eu>/<ew> <ie> ... Continue Reading →

Good Writing Requires More Than Creativity

Both models represent the same information: the structure of language. However, each model creates a different mental picture because the visuals are different. The first model divides the structure of language into three broad components - pronunciation, grammar, meaning - before subdividing each component into two aspects. The units of language gets larger as you... Continue Reading →

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