Why we need to teach children that graphemes can spell different sounds

Read or listen to a clear explanation why teachers should teach children explicitly about graphemes that can represent different sounds on the Literacy blog.  Well worth it!  http://www.theliteracyblog.com/

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Why is English spelling such a headache?

Some languages have a ‘transparent’ phonic code. Take Italian or Spanish: the phonic code is simple and consistent. Once you have mastered the sounds for the letters of the alphabet, you can read and spell. The graphemes (written spellings of a sound) are reliable as they always represent the same sounds! Why is learning to […]

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