Whoa! I never realized there would be such specific and differing responses to my post about Cooper and his invented spelling techniques. According to the comments here– and I hope you know I trust my readers above all others– I need to be on it and teach my kid how to spell. Thanks to Amy, Heather, Sarah, and Anonymous, I will be so on it. I don’t know what “sonsonant blends” and “digraphs” are but I guess I’m about to find out. More firewood for the Mother Load!