Synthetic Phonics and Spelling.
"Synthetic" in this case does not mean "artificial". It comes from "synthesis"; to bring together in a combination.
The idea is not a new one.
The teaching of reading using phonetic methods is at least 50 years old and probably much older.
Learning letter sounds and the sound that letter combinations make is a great way to learn to read.
Unfortunately it won't teach you
to spell -
as anyone with an unreliable visual memory can tell you.
Such a person knows very well that
sounds as though it should be spelled b-i-c-o-z.
Discovering this spelling is wrong
they may try
b-e-c-o-z b-e-k-o-z b-e-c-o-s
without any success.
They may even recognize that the word comes from the two words "by" and "cause" and so try b-y-c-o-r-z.
What a nightmare!
Such people are NOT stupid.
They are often highly intelligent.
The more intelligent they are, the more ways of spelling a word they can think of.
The spelling checker in their usual word processor is no help at all.
For the spelling "bicoz" it might
suggest "bios", "biros", "bacon", "bikes", "bycep".
Take another common word
In most English pronunciations it sounds like "wot" doesn't it?
Some processors will signal "wot"
as wrong and suggest "wet", "wit", "swot", "won", "woe".
Some will recognize it as a real (archaic) word meaning "to know" and ignore it.
What does Write Right do in these cases?
For "bicoz" it will find "because" as its very first suggestion.
Type "wot" and you will see this:-
All words which Write Right shows can be read aloud by the computer and are often illustrated.
Getting it right is the very best way of learning. You can set Write Right to require you to type a word correctly before it's entered into the text and you can set the program to give as much or as little help as you require.
Learn to read with Synthetic Phonics.
Learn to SPELL with Write Right
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