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lohrmk
spelling and pronunciation
Tue Jul 16, 2013 22:41
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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 remember how certain words are spelled by telling them the British pronunciation of it and that helps them to remember how to spell it. For instance, again is a-gain but with an American accent it is uh-gin. Also, for words like breakfast I tell them that the word came about because it was the time that people broke their fast (a period of time when you don't eat for a while, i.e. when you are sleeping) so, break + fast = breakfast. I find doing things like that really helps kids a lot.

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