Reading With Rules
A new system to teach reading. 30,000 words are listed with spelling rules and reason, and rebel words too, with their reasons for disobeying the rules. It doubles as a reference book to use with any reading system. A new sort of dictionary which decodes letters into words and answers every "Why is it spelt like that?" question.
"I think that Reading with Rules is an extremely valuable reference book and will greatly assist the teaching of reading and spelling."
Carnarvon Senior High School.
"Every day I experience the need for such a text to support the teaching and learning of the English language in the classroom."
Carnarvon Primary School.
"I am acutely conscious of the need for a book that will have a positive impact on the shockingly low levels of literacy that are today the norm. I believe Reading with Rules is just such a book. The book’s very practical approach to apparent inconsistencies in English spelling and its accessible style will appeal both to learners and to their teachers and parents."
Reader in English, Adelaide University.
"Reading with Rules makes it clear that the teaching of spelling can have real substance. Its emphasis on pattern, structure and order is what the teaching of reading and spelling needs. It is a wonderful job of making the rather drab stuff of orthography palatable to teachers and students. Just consider the innovation, the genius of having youngsters dress up and act out useful spelling rules!"
Prof. Emeritus of English, Central Washington University.