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* Phonics instruction

There are whole courses devoted to this topic, but you can relax.  I am going to focus on two issues: the current controversy regarding phonics instruction and the type of phonics instruction that is best suited to students with reading disabilities.  622 more words

Reading Instruction

* What nonsense!

NonsensicalSilly UselessImpediment to instructionUnnecessary.  I’ve heard all these expressions, and more, to describe the use of nonsense words in teaching phonics.  295 more words

Special Education

Alien words pack

Here is a fantastic pack to support your students understanding of Alien/Nonsense words. It is a vital part of a phonics program in the Early Years. 61 more words

Nonsense words in Swift

I’ve posted some Swift code on github for generating nonsense words. The function patternedNonsense() generates pronounceable words like

1: hira-zansa
2: siqe-ratse
3: sifo-dassa
4: tixi-furse…
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Mary Poppins (Disney, 1964)

Daily Life

WS Gilbert's Nonsense Poems

W.S. Gilbert never really wrote Nonsense; his Bab Ballads and other collections, while obviously influenced by Edward Lear ― especially in the strongly caricatural style of the pictures accompanying his poems in the early editions – are rather in the humorous narrative tradition of William Cowper’s “Diverting History of John Gilpin” and Thomas Hood’s “Miss Kilmansegg and Her Precious Leg.” 780 more words

Edward Lear