Word Wasp Hornet Literacy Primer


This one-to-one teaching manual by Harry and Marie Cowling can be used on the kitchen table or the school desk. It deals with the fundamental structures and conventions that operate within our language. It promotes what a word means alongside how to read and spell it.

Its main function is to develop a linguistic frame for all students from age five to seventy five, helping them to understand the orders and structures that rule the English language. It can therefore also be useful for learners of English as a second language.

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The Hornet Literacy Primer is a manual for teaching literacy skills: reading and spelling.

It can be used by anyone, you do not need to be a teacher or a professional:  A coach needs a moderate ability to read the English language.

Other than the manual, all you need is a pencil, an exercise book and scrap paper.

Some of our students, particularly between the ages of 5 and 7, require both a slower start and a lower threshold.

The Hornet was specifically designed for these students.

Adults with severe reading and spelling difficulties are also able to use the Hornet.

The Hornet’s early exercises are concerned with learning the basic phonic sounds of the alphabet code.

These sounds are at the very foundation of our language.

These programmes are based on phonics and rules, central to which is the development of the ability to process sounds; particularly vowel sounds.

Students of the Hornet will, from the beginning, develop the ability to identify vowel sounds from speech and express them graphically by writing them down.

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