What is "phonetics" in the Common Core

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun Apr 21 19:14:41 UTC 2013

My query to the "Common Core" folks.  Anyone know what "phonetics" means?

How is k-1 "phonetics" applied in the common core?  http://justpaste.it/comcoreenglish
It's not in the "reading" or "writing" sections, but in the "language" section.  See below

Kindergarten - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.2d Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.
First grade - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.2e Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.

At this instruction truespel phonetics is a perfect application.  It provides one spelling per sound (as close to present English spelling as possible) that kids can type and actually write in phonetics appropriately. (How can one have "phonemic awareness" without a standard way to spell the phonemes?)  The beauty is that it carries on across platforms in dictionaries and translation guides as an integrated system for the first time.  And it's virtual and free.  See tutorials at http://justpaste.it/course2  The free converter is at http://truespel.com/en

Tom Zurinskas, Conn 20 yrs, Tenn 3, NJ 33, now Fl 9.
See how English spelling links to sounds at http://justpaste.it/ayk

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