Learning to read before spelling became standardized

Here is a fascinating insight into how reading was taught before English spelling became standardized. At the core – sound to letter correspondences. learning to read simple word structures. Then syllable reading practice. With multiple spellings learning whole words made no sense at all. If only teachers would stick to these practices today!
Thank you ‘Miscellaneous Witterings’ for this blog post!

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