Topics Covered in TBox2 Kit 2 Theme B

Preparing for this Theme

  • Talking about ‘vowels’
    • Vowel letters
    • Vowel graphemes
    • Vowel phones and phonemes
  • The term ‘base element’
    • The orthographic morpheme
  • The orthographic term ‘final’
  • The consonant cluster phoneme / tʃ /
    • Talking about ‘sounds’ in spellings is hopelessly imprecise.
    • The unreliable ambiguity of the ‘Phonemic Awareness” output
    • Learning from the pronunciations of < eat > and < each >
    • The orthographic phonology of the phoneme / t ʃ /

The Main Theme

  • Selecting < ck > or < k > in final position
  • Selecting < tch > or < ch > in final position
  • Spellings with final < ch > rather than an expected < tch>
    • The ‘clipped’ word < much >
    • The ‘fossil’ compounds < such > and < which >
    • The power of < rich >
    • A flow chart to include the unexpected spellings
    • The bound base element < tach >

Addendum

Related Resources

  • The phonology of < c >
    • There are basic resources for introducing the phonology of < c > in Kit K
      Theme D .
  • The phonology of / k /
    • The phoneme / k / can be represented by < c >, < k >, < ck > and < ch >. Go to
      Kit 3 Theme B for a full account.

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