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Engelese® NewRead® Making Words
Making Words is an app that provides a fun and easy way for a parent or teacher to help a beginning reader recognize and use the Engelese® sound symbols. With a familiar flash card interface, many different types of quizzes can be presented: sounds, full words, words with missing sounds, etc. The pupil only needs to pronounce the displayed problem.
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The patented Engelese® system represents sounds with pictures of common objects that stand for the first sound in their names. For example, the word “and” is drawn with an apple, a needle and a duck. Kids quickly recognize the pictures and their sounds: aaa- nnn- d.

The familiar expression “sound out the word” takes on a whole new meaning with Engelese® NewRead® because words are shown as unique pictures that actually allow you to SEE HOW WORDS SOUND.
The Making Words app is the starting point of the Engelese® learning series. The full set of free apps (Making Words, Word Play and The Billy Goats Gruff pop-up story) can be used to provide a comprehensive set of exercises for both beginning and intermediate readers. The paid programs can then be added for a complete learning experience.

This program runs on the iPad. You can download a free version from the App Store now.
Keep watching this page, we will be adding exercise booklets to enhance the effectiveness of the Making Words app.
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Making A Word

One approach to teaching Engelese® sounds is to make simple words and help the reader sound them out. In the example here, the reader can first identify the pictures: snake and ear. Then by vocalizing the first sounds of the picture names (sss - eee), the word is pronounced.

To make words, or just combinations of sounds, you simply drag an image from the keypad to the main display area. In this way you can focus on introducing a few Engelese® sounds. Then later use these sounds to build a beginning vocabulary.

This is one of many ways to use the Making Words app as a starting point for learning Engelese®. The important thing is that the reader needs to recognize the sound pictures and be able to vocalize the related sounds.

It won’t take long to become familiar with a basic set of sound pictures. You can then move on to the other free apps Word Play and the Billy Goats Gruff pop-up story to build upon these skills. Soon, the beginner will be reading and writing. Engelese® can provide a fun and easy path to fluent English.
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Getting Help

The Making Words app is designed with a simple, easy to use interface. All the basic instructions are available on-screen by clicking the Help button.

The Clear button erases all the currently displayed sound pictures. This provides a “blank slate” to create a new exercise.

The Options button replaces the main screen with a setup screen for configuring a different type of exercise.

The Help button displays the on-screen instructions.
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Display Options

The Options screen provides elements needed to change the exercise presentation modes.

1) The keypad section lets you set the state of any sound image. Click on a button to toggle between enabled and disabled.

2) The word display section lets you choose words containing 2, 3, 4 or 5 sounds.

3) The phoneme display section is used to switch the sound images between the beginner reader illustrations and the intermediate reader, dot-letter style phonemes.

Careful selections of these properties will let you configure hundreds of possible exercises. In this way you can customize the learning experience for individual readers.

You are in complete control of the presentation exercises. You start with whatever basic skills are necessary and progress at an appropriate speed.
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Learning Objectives

The primary function of this app is to develop exercises for teaching the basics of the Engelese® phonic system. Rather than starting with traditional ABCs, we start with sounds (phonemes) which are the building blocks of language.

The starting learning objectives are to:
• Identify each sound picture by name.
• Verbalize the sounds associated with a phoneme.
• Select a phoneme by hearing its sound.

Bear in mind that children already have a substantial spoken vocabulary before they learn to read and write. In other words they already know how to assemble many phonemes into spoken words. Engelese® builds on that skill by making these phonemes visible in a way that revolutionizes learning to read and write English Spelling.
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Advanced Exercise Types

After learning a basic set of phonemes (such as: ear, leg, mouse, needle, rabbit and snake) more advanced exercises can be used. This example is a “Missing Sound Problem”. Ask the reader, “What is the missing sound in the word learn?”

Keep watching this web page (bookmark it). We will be adding a link to download a free exercise booklet that contains many example exercises.

Learning to read and write is now a fun and engaging experience!
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