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  1. The reason I am asking if that I remember reading a thread on this topic a while back, and someone said she regretted it but didn't state why. Now I can't find the thread. Also, SWR and Spalding advocates seem to imply that teaching that "i" and "y" say "ee" (as opposed to doing "think to spell" by saying "happi", etc. when dictating spelling) would causing spelling problems or problems with plural endings. Once you teach it, it's hard to take back.
  2. For those who have chosen to teach the long ee sound as one of the sounds "i" or "y" can make, such as in AAS, LOE, etc., have you had any regrets about doing so? Do you have older children who have always learned that way, and has it become a problem in spelling difficult, multi-syllable words? Have any of your kids competed successfully in spelling bees? Sorry about asking this in the other forum also. I am new to the forums and realized this might be a better place to post this.
  3. Any updates on the quality of the plastic rods put out by ETA recently?
  4. Is this still an issue? I am wanting to puchase plastic rods directly from ETA but will get wood if the plastic ones are still this way.
  5. SWR/Spalding teach that "i" and "y" do not make the "ee" sound for spelling purposes. They believe that it makes plural endings easier and prevents some spelling issues. I'm new to the forum. Do you think it would be better to move this to K-8?
  6. I am not seeing any particular problem. I am just trying to decide whether I want to add it (like AAS, LOE, On Track Reading, etc.) or if I want to leave it off (like SWR and Spalding). I have heard both sides of the argument and just thought it might be helpful to hear from some people who have chosen to add it.
  7. For those who have chosen to teach the long ee sound as one of the sounds "i" or "y" can make, such as in AAS, LOE, etc., have you had any regrets about doing so? Do you have older children who have always learned that way, and has it become a problem in spelling difficult, multi-syllable words? Have any of your kids competed successfully in spelling bees?
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