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hobsonkd 127
British accent
Tue Jul 16, 2013 18:22
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I am glad we are on the same page with the word sorts provided by ASU...they are just wonderful! I don't know what I would do without them in my classroom! My assistant uses them for word study and I use the center sorts for a lit center each week. It is so important for students to understand these patterns when they are learning sounds, letters, and spelling practices.
The best part of the sorts -- it's an approach not a program. My assistant and I have the freedom to use the sorts as we see fit for our kiddos.

On the "program" side -- I have used Letterland for the last two years...All of the characters "in" Letterland have a British accent. In the Letterland software the characters pronounce a few words quite differently than we do, but it doesnt cause confusion (luckily)...If anything it arises conversation about differnt geographies and dialects...there's your "20th century" :-) Anyway, for the most part, the letter sounds are the same, which is the reason we use the program.

  • Letters, Sounds, Words! - Paige Moretz, Tue Jul 16 12:52
    This is an area where my inexperience really shows! Dr. K., I don't know if I'm totally sure exactly what your bias is? Do you not believe in teaching phonics directly? Is that correct? Either way, I ... more
    • British accent - hobsonkd 127, Tue Jul 16 18:22
      • Letter Land - Paige Moretz, Tue Jul 16 20:24
        I was surprised to find out that Letter Land is a British program (happened across that information this past semester when I was reading my supervising teacher's curriculum). I think the only reason ... more
        • spelling and pronunciation - lohrmk, Tue Jul 16 22:41
          In my class we talk a lot about the etymologies of words and then also the history of the English language and how it came to exist in its present form. A lot of times I will help my students to... more
    • Technology and Word Walls - Robyn Pickering, Tue Jul 16 16:57
      I think incorporating a word wall with technology could be an interesting concept. I found an article where a teacher used a wiki like our Re5533 wiki to create a word wall. See what she did here... more
      • Re: Technology and Word Wall - Ashley Dezern, Tue Jul 16 22:16
        Thanks Robyn for sharing that I like the concept of a word wall in digital form.
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