stm4him Posted August 13, 2012 Share Posted August 13, 2012 Sometimes I think we make things so complicated and wonder if all we really need to do is memorize the phonograms and apply them to a bunch of first-sound words (and readers with those simple words). This would be like pre-school or K work. Then in K or first grade one could memorize one rule at a time with example words, teaching the markings with them. Doing one rule a week you could have them all learned in 30 weeks and then pick up a real book and read it. Charts could be made and word cards could be flashed or word lists used for reading practice. Then in higher grades spelling lists could be used to make sure they know how to apply the phonograms and rules consistently such as the ones in Spelling Plus or the Ayers list or SWR (which has audios one could use to test them). Explain to me why this is too simple. P.S. I am saying this after using SWR and AAS and owning several editions of WRTR and planning to use LOE in the fall. This is the frustration that comes with thinking that the bottom line is these 100(ish) tools and why it isn't as easy as memorize and apply. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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