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Reading can refer both to the act of reading (learning to read) and the practice of learning and utilizing strategies found within books (reading to learn). Courses in reading at the elementary school level usually refer to the former, and at the professional and university level to the latter.

Learning how to read[edit | edit source]

See Introduction to books and related potential course titles there.

The study of reading[edit | edit source]

Other courses should be designed for continuing reading practice, and learning how to teach reading to others.

How to pronounce letters[edit | edit source]

Most letters can be pronounced more than one way.

Note: This list uses IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) symbols to describe how the letter is usually pronounced in the 'General American' dialect.

This is specifically the English alphabet; these are how letters are pronounced in English. It may not necessarily be the same with other languages.

  • a - makes an /æ/ noise
  • b - makes a /b/ noise
  • c - makes a /k/ noise
  • d - make a /d/ noise
  • e - makes an /ɛ/ noise
  • f - makes an /f/ noise
  • g - makes a /g/ noise
  • h - makes a /h/ noise
  • i - make an /ɪ/ noise
  • j - makes a /d͡ʒ/ noise
  • k - makes a /k/ noise
  • l - makes a /l/ noise
  • m - makes a /m/ noise
  • n - makes a /n/ noise
  • o - makes an /ɑ/ noise
  • p - makes a /p/ noise
  • q - makes a /kwə/ noise
  • r - makes a /ɹ/ noise
  • s - makes a /s/ noise
  • t - makes a /t/ noise
  • u - makes an /ʌ/ noise
  • v - makes a /v/ noise
  • w - makes a /w/ noise
  • x - makes a /ks/ noise
  • y - makes a /j/ noise
  • z - makes a /z/ noise

Reading lists[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]