Handy English Encoder Decoder
All the spelling and phonics rules you could ever want to know
Such a handy tool, and in an edition that easily fits in your briefcase. A book that collects in one place what you need to become a better speller and a more proficient reader. This little volume is an easy reference for writers, authors, students, teachers, homeschooling families, and more. It includes:
~ More than 60 categorized spelling rules
~ Over 200 phonics rules
~ Rules for dividing words into syllables
~ Commonly confused spellings and word pairs
~ Spelling and phonics games
~~and much more!
Take the mystery out of spelling and reading! Is it “their,” “they’re,” or “there”; “accept” or “except”; “advice” or “advise”? What are the five ways the “j” sound can be spelled? These questions and more are answered in Trivium Pursuit’s newest book Handy English Encoder Decoder: All the Spelling and Phonics Rules You Could Ever Want to Know by Harvey Bluedorn.
English spelling employs several different and sometimes complex codes and rules for representing sounds. How this all works is a mystery to many people. Encoder Decoder solves this mystery by conveniently arranging these codes and rules in an easy and accessible format.
Students, teachers, writers, and speakers will find the Encoder Decoder handy for looking up any spelling or phonics rule. Encoder Decoder collects in one place what is needed to become a better speller and a more proficient reader.
About the Author
Harvey Bluedorn has been writing about English and Koine Greek grammar for over 20 years. His award-winning Greek curriculum A Greek Alphabetarion and Homeschool Greek is used by students all over the world. He is also the author of Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style and Ancient History from Primary Sources and other books and curricula for homeschooling. He lives with his Laurie near New Boston, Illinois. Their five children are all grown.
Reviews and Endorsements
Review by Kristine Jacobson, Forest Lake, Minnesota
“Simple and certainly ‘handy’! I wish I had this back in my school days. Almost as useful during the schooling years as your Noah Webster’s Dictionary, this book clearly walks you through all the spelling and phonics rules you will come across. Written in its clear and precise format, it is quite an aid in teaching the phonics rules to your children, as well as having them seek out the rules for themselves.”
“Handy English Encoder Decoder is not a book about cryptography per se; rather, it is a straightforward instruction manual to understanding the codes and rules for representing English phonics and spelling. Comprising of more than 60 categorized spelling rules, over 200 phonics rules, rules for dividing a word into syllables, commonly confusing word spellings and word pairs, spelling and phonics games, and much more, Handy English Encoder Decoder is a concise, quick-reference, easy-to-use supplement highly recommended for any writer or editor’s reference collection.
Especially recommended for anyone working on their pronunciation skills or learning English as a second language.
If you’re working with words, whether in reading or spelling, it doesn’t take long to realize that the English language is full of rules – and rule breakers. Harvey Bluedorn has taken some of the “mystery” out of our language by compiling the Handy English Encoder Decoder.” — Midwest Book Review