LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE ARTS
It has been said that spoken language is noise that the experienced listener sorts into meaningful chunks. Discover Intensive Phonics helps a student not only be aware of the sounds within words, but also teaches word meaning. As soon as the word "bag" is taught, students learn that "bag" can have several definitions. It can also be used either as a noun or a verb. After the presentation of the first two sets of consonants and vowels, students begin to construct sentences. They learn that a sentence must begin with a capital and end with a period. Question marks and exclamation marks are introduced, and students learn the difference between an interrogative and declarative sentence. Later in the course, prefixes and suffixes are taught and attention is given to their origin. Spelling skills, creative writing, and language arts develop naturally and sequentially with the presentation of the program.
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