The main difference is that Logic of English Teacher Manuals are scripted for teaching phonograms and spelling rules to others and are part of full, interactive curriculum while Uncovering the Logic of English: A Common-Sense Approach to Reading, Spelling, and Literacy is designed to help you understand the concepts for yourself.
Uncovering the Logic of English by Denise Eide is a reference book that answers the WHYs of written English. This book is an overview of the phonograms and spelling rules that are at the heart of our Essentials and Foundations curriculum programs.
By revealing the logical patterns underlying 98% of English words, Uncovering the Logic of English eliminates the need to guess words from patterns or rote memorization of sight words and provides a logical solution to English spelling.
Simple answers are given for questions such as:
- Why is there a silent final E in have?
- Why don't we drop the E in noticeable?
- Why is discussion spelled with -sion rather than -tion?
As the rules unfold, it becomes apparent how vital this knowledge is for reversing the educational crisis that is plaguing America. This slim volume is easy to read and accessible to parents and classroom teachers. A thorough appendix summarizes the most important concepts for quick reference.