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Re: It's been in the bin all this time...

From:Irina Rempt <ira@...>
Date:Thursday, April 15, 1999, 13:48
On Mon, 12 Apr 1999, Mia Soderquist wrote:

> Which brings me a little problem I have with my kids at school: they > bring home phonics worksheets that expect them to pick the correct > pictures that go with the sounds being studied, and I frequently have to > explain, "yes, I know we say it this way, but they expect you to circle > that picture."
Our daughter has a learning-to-read computer game that lets her choose the right spelling for a word pronounced by the computer. One of the words is /haut/ and, apart from something that's obviously wrong, she gets "hout" and "houd" as possible choices. Both are perfectly valid spellings for that sound, but "hout" means "wood" and is the word used in the standard set of learning words, whereas "houd" means "hold" and isn't taught until fourth grade (second grade to you Americans, we start with first grade at 4). Irina Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastinay. (myself) (English) (Nederlands)