Getting Kids Fired Up About Words: Discover Morphology
- Created: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:43
- Written by ethan
Here are the handouts:
Getting Kids Fired Up About Words - Slides
Getting Kids Fired Up About Words - Handout
Here is the handout for the presentation at MACHE 2014 in Duluth, MN.
We hope it was an encouragement for you!
Today as I was working on writing Foundations D, I made a discovery about the spelling of the word who. I had always thought this word was one of the 2% of words that are true exceptions. However, now I know there is a logic to its spelling.
The trickiest English words to spell are ones that include sounds that can be spelled in multiple ways. For example, /ā/ can be spelled ai as in plain, ay as in way, ea as in great, or with five other spellings.
Today an LOE teacher shared the following difficulty her student is facing:
"My kindergartener is really struggling with differentiating the 'b' and the "d." We have tried the whole "bed" trick, but she doesn't seem to get it. At this point, she just guesses until she gets the right answer. Do you have any tips or activities that I can try to help her grasp this?"