Asked • 04/02/19

How is popular/useful Onset Rime word splitting during initial Phonological Awareness training?

We know that English doesn't have regular orthography and all spelling reforms was failed.I am surprised by learning methodology on reading/spelling with using onset / rime word splitting.From http://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/onset_rime> The "onset" is the initial phonological unit of any word (e.g. c in cat) and the term "rime" refers to the string of letters that follow, usually a vowel and final consonants (e.g. at in cat). Not all words have onsets. Similar to teaching beginning readers about rhyme, teaching children about onset and rime helps them recognize common chunks within words. This can help students decode new words when reading and spell words when writing.In former Soviet Union English learning tradition we have another system of splitting - after vowel while onset/rime splits before vowel.For example: ма-ма vs m-oth-er. It looks like big-endian or little-endian convention but splitting influence pronunciation advises/rules greatly.Is Onset / Rime word splitting used in education in English speaking countries?It is forced by some educational standards?

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