May 2014 Newsletter
- Created: Wednesday, 21 May 2014 12:23
- Written by Liz Winter
Rather than organizing your word wall alphabetically, how about organizing it by sound?
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?"