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Handy English Encoder Decoder: All the Spelling and Phonics Rules You Could Ever Want to Know Paperback – May 1, 2004

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If you or your children answer to the call, Bad spellers of the world, unite! you need Handy English Encoder Decoder: All the Spelling and Phonics Rules You Could Ever Want to Know by Harvey Bluedorn. This easy-to-tote-around reference book has over 60 spelling rules, 200 phonics rules, rules for dividing syllables, a list of often misspelled works, suggested games to aid in learning spelling and phonics, and more! Learning these rules and tricks will not only improve spelling ability but also reading skills. If the old rhyme I before E except after C has eliminated spelling errors for you, you may be shocked to find out what this book could do! We expect to hear an advertisement for Mr. Bluedorn's book from the winner of next year's national spelling bee! reviewed by Naomi Valine --Homeschooling Today Magazine

Just what is a Handy English Encoder Decoder? The author likens spelling to encoding and reading to decoding. This book helps you to do each of these. . . . This small paperback book would fit just about anywhere, making it easy to keep on hand should you want to refer to it often. Reviewed by Melissa Worcester --Mary Pride's Practical Homeschooling May/June 2005

This little booklet packs a big whallop! Literally hundreds of spelling and phonics rules are easily categorized in this handbook. Commonly confused and misspelled words, homophones, capitalization rules and much, much more are also covered. The wonderful thing about this book is that, while it gives you the answer you need, it is brief and to the point. It's small enough to carry with you or keep right at your desk. It provides a quick and simple answer to your spelling or punctuation quandry. No need to sift through page after page, trying to find what you're looking for. This user-friendly guide puts the answer at your fingertips and is a great resource for any aspiring writer. --Dena Wood, Times Tales

About the Author

Author Harvey Bluedorn and his wife Laurie started homeschooling their children in the late 70's and have given workshops on homeschooling and classical education for support groups and at conventions across the country. Their publishing company, Trivium Pursuit, produces books and curricula to help parents use classical education in their homeschool. Harvey Bluedorn has also authored A Greek Alphabetarion, A Greek Hupogrammon, Homeschool Greek Volume I, Homeschool Greek Volume II (currently in beta version -- 2008), Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline, A Basic Exegetical and Expository Grammar of Biblical Greek, Vocabulary Bridges from English to Latin and Greek, Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style, and Stephanus 2000 in Unicode: The Traditional Greek Text with Full Diacritical Markings. The Bluedorns live in New Boston, Illinois.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 101 pages
  • Publisher: Trivium Pursuit; 2nd edition (May 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974361623
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974361628
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 4.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,076,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Dena L. Wood on October 1, 2005
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This little booklet packs a big whallop! Literally hundreds of spelling and phonics rules are easily categorized in this handbook. Commonly confused and misspelled words, homophones, capitalization rules and much, much more are also covered. The wonderful thing about this book is that, while it gives you the answer you need, it is brief and to the point. It's small enough to carry with you or keep right at your desk. It provides a quick and simple answer to your spelling or punctuation quandry. No need to sift through page after page, trying to find what you're looking for. This user-friendly guide puts the answer at your fingertips and is a great resource for any aspiring writer.
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Simple and certainly "handy"! I wish I had this back in my school days. Almost as useful during the schooling years as your Noah Webster's Dictionary, this book clearly walks you through all the spelling and phonics rules you will come across. Written in its clear and precise format, it is quite an aid in teaching the phonics rules to your children, as well as having them seek out the rules for themselves.
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I bought this book to reference when teaching reading to my Title I kids. The book is great and explains decoding rules wonderfully.
The bought was in excellent condition, and the service was prompt.
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This is a history of words and why the English language is so complex. It is a fun little piece of trivia but not too useful when teaching spelling rules.
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