Code Mapping® to Wire Brains for Reading and Spelling !
One of Miss Emma, The Reading Whisperer's SSP Techniques
...and student's love it !
Code Mapping® refers to the segmentation of words, to map phonemes to graphemes (or digraphs etc)
For example, there are 5 letters in the word 'sheep' but we only use 3 speech sounds. These IPA phonetic symbols show the speech sounds.
ʃiːp ( ʃ / iː / p )
So the word is 'Code Mapped' as sheep
Monster Mapping simply shows a Monster instead of a phonetic symbol. They are more interesting to children:-
Why does this matter?
In the brain, the angular gyrus and corresponding regions in the occipital and temporal lobes are responsible for phonological processing abilities. Neuro-imaging of dyslexic brains reveals disruption in this area of the brain. Phonological processing deficits are a hallmark of dyslexia and require explicit and systematic instruction to build up these neuro-pathways. We use spaced repetition so that dyslexic learners are able to practice these skills regularly. We SHOW them how words are segmented into phonemes, and how those phonemes map to the graphemes on paper, to speed up the process. It also makes the process FUN !