- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Logic of English, Inc; 2nd Edition edition (July 21, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1936706210
- ISBN-13: 978-1936706211
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 122 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Uncovering the Logic of English: A Common-Sense Approach to Reading, Spelling, and Literacy 2nd Edition Edition
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A gem of a book that brings light to the way in which words are read and spelled. 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, Distinguished Professor of Education Policy, Southern Methodist University
The thrust of this book might be better described if the title was changed to The Heartbreak of English: a Logical Means of Recovery. --Jack Blackburn, Retired 3M Engineer
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
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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?Denise Eide Uncovering the Logic of English challenges the notion that English is illogical by systematically explaining English spelling and answering questions like Why is there a silent final E in have,large, and house? and Why is discussion spelled with -sion rather than -tion? With easy-to-read examples and anecdotes, this book describes: 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.The author's inspiring commentary makes a compelling case that understanding the logic of English could transform literacy education and help solve America's literacy crisis. Thorough and filled with the latest linguistic and reading research, Uncovering the Logic of English demonstrates why this systematic approach should be as foundational to our education system as 1 + 1 = 2.
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I am very passionate about education. This is a book that everyone should read! Reading is not a guessing game. It's built on a strong foundation!
I am very excited about the information in this book and am currently looking at the Foundations curriculum to use with my children (who are in public school learning to read).
While this book is a very easy and quick read, I do feel like this book could be even more in-depth as well as include some history. It would also be nice if it were to point a reader in the direction of even more information.
This is not a book about grammar or sentence structure.