Academy of Literacy converts the memory challenged into logic based learners.
Teaches the ALPHabetic Principle in a meaningful & predictable format.
The skill of critical analysis is key to a learner's success in the information age.
Critical analytical thinking skills are the fundamental building blocks of PhonKnowLedgy.
It bridges the gap between the traditional back-to-the-basics - phonics
and the call for a more scientific system such as - constructivism
PhonKnowLedgy, serves as a key to the information age by
spanning the gap between traditional phonology and the need
for a more knowledge based system.
A scientific system of constructing learning that bridges
Abstract Phonology AND Knowledge children bring to learning
refers to the sounds letters make...
...and to the units of sound that make up words
means to understand
is a vein of ore--
here, veins of knowledge so fundamental that they run through the youngest learners.
The letter "g" is known as the "thirsty letter" in the PhonKnowLedgy process. It makes the same sound as does a thirsty child gulping down a drink. By drawing this kind of analogy between a child's behaviour and the abstract sound of the letter "g", the student is developing analogic thinking that makes 90% of written English predictable and logical. Making the letter sounds meaningful helps students to string them together to create the blocks of sound that make up whole words.
Phonology --the accurate pronunciation of letters-- is once again taking its place in education as a way of fostering literacy. It is time to move forward beyond the sounds of the letters to the units of sound that become logical to learners based on their own knowledge --PhonKnowLedgy.
Rules for dividing words into syllables are arbitrary and confusing for even the most astute of learners.
PhonKnowledgy refers to the natural rhythm of the words in songs by dividing words into bytes of sound...
...that are readily identified. Bytes of sound in words become meaningful knowledge when they are compared to members of a family.
• Just as individual members form a family, so bytes of sound form a word.
• Each individual needs a heart to be alive and for a byte-of-sound the heart is a Vowel.