The anonymous poem below demonstrates the struggles of learning the English language. Although at least 85% of English words are decodable using phonics, the alphabetic code itself is complex. As explained in my prior blog post, Literacy: Finland vs. USA, other languages are much easier to decipher because there is a one-to-one correspondence between letter and sound. Many children do not just pick up learning how to read English; they need to be taught with a systematic, explicit, structured approach. While people say English is a “crazy language,” with lots of exceptions to the rules, it is actually quite logical once the rules are made apparent. We will work with you and your child to go from queer language to clear language! Please browse our website, http://highfiveliteracy.com for more information, and contact us with any questions you may have.
(High Five Literacy and Academic Coaching is located in Plainview, Long Island.)
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