Topics Covered in TBox2 Kit 2 Theme A

Preparing for this Theme

  • <igh>
  • vowel glide phoneme /aɪ/
  • nonstandard spellings in the family of <eight>
  • The terms ‘long’ and ‘short’
  • ‘Long’ and ‘short’ in reference to pronunciation
  • Phonetic ‘length’
  • Phonetically ‘long’ English vowels
  • Orthographically ‘long’ vowels
  • The one-letter vowel graphemes
    • Orthographic phonology
    • History and use of the macron
  • ‘Long’ vowels can be represented by other than single-letter graphemes
  • The terms digraph and trigraph
  • Graphemic awareness: the orthographic dimension of phonology
  • Types of phonological grapheme
  • Revisit using < igh > for the phoneme / aɪ /
  • Graphemes for the ‘long A’ phoneme / eɪ /

The Main Theme

  • Spellings with < igh > preceded by a vowel letter
  • An evidence bank of words in which < igh > is preceded by a vowel letter
  • The base < straight >
  • The etymology of < straight >
    • <straight matrix>
  • The homophones < straight > and < strait >
  • Spelling in dire straits
  • The base < weigh >
  • Homophones of < weigh >
  • Unexpected spellings in the < eight > family
  • Identifying what is non-standard
    • Digression: the evolution of < eighteen > in English
  • The spelling of < height >
  • The spelling of < neighbo(u)r

Addendum

  • Phonetics and Phonology

Related Resources

  • Toolbox Kit 1 Theme E (1E) <igh>
  • Spelling Manual Chapter P
  • Kit 6 Theme G (6G) fossil’ compounds

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