I have one for you. When I was scoring standardized tests for 6th grade reading, I came across one that, well, you will see.The students were suppose to give two personality traits of the character in the story. This particular student thought it would be helpful if they wrote the word very big, bold, and underline. I guess in case I missed it. So here was their "personality" trait:"Whored"Can you guess???Well, after my intial shock, I read their explanation and to my relief I found out what they were actually trying to spell.Any guesses yet???Did you guess "worried"?Then you are right and you get a gold star!Great topic btw Tim!
This is fabulous! When I first started homeschooling, I was diehard 'phonics only' and anti-whole-word. But then I quickly realized that a phonics-only approach was…well…ridiculous. Since then I have done a mixture of phonics and whole word (sight word) approach. I would make sure never to characterize the phonics 'rules' as actual rules, but just options or suggestions. Eventually each child came to a point where they suddenly 'got it' and took off on their own, leaving the world of phonics rules behind.
It's all about "bal-uh ns".
From your mind to my mind: