r-affected vowel pattern

r-affected vowel pattern

Happy #phonologicalfriday everyone!   Over the last few weeks, #phonologicalfriday has been focusing on syllables. This is the fifth post in a 7 part series on syllable types written by Massey University’s Dr. Tom Nicholson. He has previously written on closed...

#morphememonday: November 11, 2019

  Today it’s #morphememonday but more importantly, November 11th is a day to remember all those men and women wounded by war and those who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave up their lives. Any war is a traumatizing experience for those affected by it and there will...
Vowel Consonant e Syllable

Vowel Consonant e Syllable

Happy #phonologicalfriday everyone!   Over the last few weeks, #phonologicalfriday has been focusing on syllables. This is the fourth post in a 7 part series on syllable types written by Massey University’s Dr. Tom Nicholson. He has previously written on closed...
#morphememonday: November 4, 2019

#morphememonday: November 4, 2019

Happy #morphememonday everyone! Can you believe that now it is November, #morphememondays has existed for 4 months and this is the 18th post. In those 18 posts, we have covered 51 morphemes!   I hope you are enjoying this journey as much as I am; so without further...
Open Syllable Lesson Plan

Open Syllable Lesson Plan

Happy #phonologicalfriday everyone!   This is the third post contributed to #phonologicalfriday by Dr. Tom Nicholson in a 7 part series on syllable types.  Last week he provided us with a lesson on closed syllables and this week he will provide us with a lesson for...
Successful, but still dyslexic

Successful, but still dyslexic

In life, I think it is very easy to judge a book by its cover. Many people see me and my story as a success story, and by all means, it is. I am a successful dyslexic, but I am still a dyslexic. Every day I still struggle with various aspects of my dyslexia.  ...
#morphememonday: October 28, 2019

#morphememonday: October 28, 2019

Happy #morphememonday everyone!  This is one of my favourite weeks of the year because this week is Halloween.  In my neighbourhood, there is a scarecrow competition and lots of spooky houses.  This week, I have created a Halloween Themed Phobia Crossword puzzle for...
Closed Syllable Lesson Plan

Closed Syllable Lesson Plan

Happy #phonologicalfriday everyone! This is the second #phonologicalfriday post written by Dr. Tom Nicholson, an Emeritus Professor from Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand. Last week, he provided us with a good introduction into the 6 different syllable types....
#morphememonday: October 21, 2019

#morphememonday: October 21, 2019

Happy #morphememonday everyone!   Morphology is a wonderful thing and unfortunately it is still missing out of most curricula. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about it.   This week, our prefix has two definitions; I have separated them so there are two...

Syllable Types

Happy #phonologicalfriday everyone!  Over the next several weeks #phonologicalfriday will feature guest post from Dr. Tom Nicholson, an Emeritus Professor from Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand. Teaching how to read long words by breaking them into syllables...