The main purpose of this textbook is to systematically teach the sounds of American English and the spellings that represent those sounds in words. It is designed for children in elementary school who have had no exposure to English. The only prerequisite is that they be able to write in their own native language so they can write the meanings of the words they study and take notes about what they are studying. In addition to pronunciation and spelling, this textbook teaches basic sentence patterns, everyday communication, a basic vocabulary, and an introduction to grammar.
Because of its comprehensive nature, it can also be used as a reading method for children who are native speakers of English, especially those who have trouble with reading.
This book is well grounded in linguistic science, but the material is presented in a way that children can easily understand. It contains forty lessons, each of which begin with new spelling patterns, irregular words, sentence patterns, and appropriate language concepts. At the end of each lesson, students are presented with a short story containing the new spelling patterns. Words that illustrate the spelling patterns in each lesson are highlighted if they are common.
Included throughout the lessons are games, activities, mnemonic devices, and songs. Each lesson has a built-in lesson plan enabling the teacher to focus more on useful content.
There is no other method like this!