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Paige Moretz
Letter Land
Tue Jul 16, 2013 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 I worry about using the British pronunciations is because when I was little, I said "breakfast" "breafkast" and I struggled to learn how to spell this word because of the phonemic awareness issues I had with it. Same thing with short "i" and "e." I even run into this when working with students with words like "pen" and "pin."

That's cool that the students respond to the accents in that way! How very 20th Century of them, and a nice gateway to a discussion on diversity.

  • British accent - hobsonkd 127, Tue Jul 16 18:22
    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 ... more
    • Letter Land - Paige Moretz, Tue Jul 16 20:24
      • 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
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