The Code Mapping app

When we speak English our words are formed by blending 'speech sounds' together. To articulate and write all of the words in English we use these 'speech sounds' (around 48) and map them to 'pictures of speech sounds' ie graphemes. There is a universal code, with phonetic symbols used to represent these speech sounds; widely used to teach English as a second language. English is a language with an opaque/ deep orthography - ie each speech sound doesn't consistently map with a 'sound picture'. Speech Sounds can be represented on paper with various 'sound pictures' and 'sound pictures' can represent numerous speech sounds! So Sound Pics do not represent a speech sound until in a word; we can look at /s/ for example, and know that is could represent 3 different speech sounds (was, sugar, sip) We don't know how to say the word unless we know what that word is - so vocabulary knowledge is important!
We want children to speak as much as possible, exploring new words, so that learning to read and spell is easier; there is more to learning to read than phonics (used to kick start the process) and it is easier to learn when we start from what children know - how to speak! The Code Mapping app transcribes speech into print - visually showing where the Sound Pics are in words! Our embedded Speech Sound Pictographs (phonetic symbols for kids) are a fantastic way to help even very young children know the intended speech sound, when seeing the written word for the first time         


Use The Code Mapping Tool in the
ICRWY LinguaLit app

Google Play (Android)


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Use LinguaLit to build on the Foundation of Phonic Knowledge (and Set for Variability work) undertaken within the ICRWY Lessons app.