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Post by melodiccolor on Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:13 pm

Five-year old students are learning to read.




Yesterday one of them pointed at a picture in a zoo book and said, "Look
at this! It's a frickin' elephant!"

I took a deep breath, then asked..."What did you call it?"

"It's a frickin' elephant! It says so on the picture!"





And so it does...




" A f r i c a n Elephant "


Hooked on phonics! Ain't it wonderful?

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Post by jaded on Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:18 am

LOL! My daughter couldn't use phonics to learn. She had to learn the old way , memorization.
I didn't know you taught Mel.
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Post by melodiccolor on Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:41 pm

*giggle* I did, but this is not my story. It's a joke making the email rounds. Do you remember how you learned to read?

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Post by jaded on Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:01 pm

Memorization..My god we had to write our vocab & spelling words 50 times each. Lord ki9ds would stroke now, wouldn't they?
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