Who is the Word Queen?

“Long ago, right here in your town, there was a Word Queen who wanted to be the only one in the kingdom to know how to read so she put Tricks in words so that no one else would be able to.”

Thus begins a series of stories about the Word Queen and her Tricks explaining the various irregular spellings that learners encounter every day as they develop the ability to read (the Tricks: digraphs, silent-e, r-controlled vowels, diphthongs, adjacent vowels, etc.) The Word Queen program jumpstarts a kindergartner’s enthusiasm for reading!