No more 'Ants on the Apple' please : busting the phoneme/alphabet myth
Exley, Beryl (2014) No more 'Ants on the Apple' please : busting the phoneme/alphabet myth. Educating Young Children, 20(1), pp. 29-30.
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Let’s face it, English is a complex language! I’m stating the obvious when I say that reading and writing (spelling) English is no walk in the park. The main source of difficulty comes from the fact that the English language uses 26 alphabet letters to make 40+ sounds (phonemes) represented via 120+ different written combinations. I’ve been rather vague about the number of phonemes and written combinations, for they keep growing as foreign language words are adopted and adapted into the English language.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||alphabet, phonomes, letters, spelling, English|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 Early Childhood Teachers Association|
|Deposited On:||30 Apr 2014 02:02|
|Last Modified:||13 Feb 2015 12:25|
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