--Temple Grandin author of Thinking in Pictures
"Uncovering the Logic of English" is a thoughtful guide for anyone who wants to understand language better or is looking for advice to help them teach it." --Midwest Book Review
"A gem of a book... This is a very useful book for teachers, parents and anyone interested in bringing the joy of reading to our nation's children." --Dr Reid Lyon
"The "thrust" of this book might be better described if the title was changed to The Heartbreak of English: a Logical Means of Recovery." --Retired 3M Engineer
From the Back Cover
It is generally believed that English is a language of exceptions. For many, learning to spell and read is frustrating. For some, it is impossible... especially for the 29% of Americans who are functionally illiterate.
- But what if the problem is not the language itself, but the rules we were taught? What if we could see the complexity of English as a powerful tool rather than a hindrance?
- the phonograms and spelling rules which explain 98% of English words
- how English words are formed and how this knowledge can revolutionize vocabulary development
- how understanding the reasons behind English spelling prevents students from needing to guess.