Literacy & Orthography Resources
The following articles, documents, and other teaching aids help to provide numerous research opportunities for educators with literacy tools and methods, appropriate for that time:
Dictionary of Simplified American Spelling - An Alternative Spelling for English (SoundSpel) ... "Written as it Sounds, Pronounced as it's Written", Scholars' Edition - by The American Language Academy for English.
Life with Letters as They Turned Photogenic - by Edward Rondthaler
SoundSpell Chrome Browser Extension - Translates web pages into SoundSpel, which is "Written as it sounds, and Pronounced as it is written".
Cell Phone Apps
Mobile 112 Scan & Speak Reading App - This is an application for your android, tablet, or smart phone. If you cannot read well, this $2.79 app can help. You simply take a picture of the text with your Android smart phone or pad, and this app reads it aloud. It is meant to help dyslexics by recognizing text and reading the words out loud.
English Reading Translators
SoundSpel Translator - Automatic Translator to reformed spelling in SoundSpel.
Media Clips and Videos
English Without Limits - This is an immersion English course meant for beginners and can teach people enough English to join a first grade class.
402 Ways to Spell 42 English Sounds - Dr. Edward Rondthaler Asks "Why are 28 Million Americans Unable to Read?"
English Spelling - English Spelling with Dr. Edward Rondthaler.
English Spelling - Updated Version - English Spelling with Dr. Edward Rondthaler at the age of 102.
Lucille Ball: Lucy Hires an English Tutor - This media clip is from the "I Love Lucy" show and is about Lucy wanting her child to be raised knowing proper English. It first aired on December 29, 1952 on CBS-TV. It is the 13th episode of the second season, and the 48th episode overall.
American Literacy Council's Internet Archives - Archives of the former ALC Website versions. NOTE: Internet Explorer is required to view these older versions.
Dyslexia Research Institute - The Dyslexia Research Institute operates Woodland Hall Academy and Dyslexia Research Institute Literacy and Life Skills (DRILLS), an adult program, provides parenting information, teacher training, advocacy and consultation, and research and development resources.
Literacy Assistance Center - A nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and expanding the adult education system, and to advancing adult literacy as a core value in our society and a foundation for equal opportunity and social justice.
ProLiteracy - This organization sponsors literacy classes for learners or volunteers.
Reading Reform Foundation - Offers customized professional development for teachers in New York City public schools and other school districts in the New York metropolitan area to teach children how to read fluently, write legibly, spell accurately, and acquire comprehension skills.
The English Spelling Society (TESS) - Discover the past, present and future of English Spelling.
TV411 - We'll help you read for success, fine-tune your writing, expand your vocabulary, get a grip on math, and explore science.
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