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Old August 13 2010, 08:40 PM   #37
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Re: Things that have Changed Since You were in School

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Where do you get the idea that it's easier that way? English is a phonetically written language. It's not Chinese.
I don't have to hear kids stumble across words like cat and dog and truck like I did growing up. Someone can just look at a word and know what it is instead of wasting 20 minutes going c- cuh cuh cuh a - ah ah ah t - tuh tuh tuh Cat. It makes reading out loud excruciating.
I still want to know where this is going on -- I've been teaching emerging readers for 8 years and I've never seen it used successfully.

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