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Accent Marks

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Hi, I don't post much because of my extra slow dial-up connection, but I have a question.


My dd 8 is having difficulty determining which syllable in a word receives the accent. Her reading is fine. She understand's what an accent mark does in a dictionary respelling. She just can't figure out which syllable to mark when she has exercises on accents in spelling.


I don't have a good explanation beyond "Which part of the word sounds strongest?" Is this really a necessary skill? Do I have permission to let this go? She is a perfectionist, and it frustrates her that she doesn't understand this.


Thanks for any help.

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