I never thought of it. I'm a HUGE reader. i can go through a good book like water.
but now, i'm teaching my son how to read, and i never realized how stupid and complicated this is. he started out learning short sounds. well, recently i've been toying with teaching him long vowel sounds, and how the vowel changes consenant to a different sound.
for instance, how can you tell a child how to say and spell "ear", but then turn around and tell them they're saying "bear" wrong? and "ch" isn't always a blend sound? (chapter; preschool) they teach that the silent "e" changes the vowel, like "bike, like, kite" but what about in words like "bicycle"? the silent "e" does nothing to the second "c". and don't even get me on the "y" sounds like a short "i" in that word.
ok, now i'm just venting. obviously it's possible to teach them. i'm just wondering how the heck they even do it. it can be very confusing. it certainly is for me TEACHING it, let alone my son trying to figure it out. he's only 4, so i'm not rushing...
Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 11:09 PM on Mar. 16, 2011
Answer by natersmom76 at 11:18 PM on Mar. 16, 2011
Answer by mybella81 at 11:18 PM on Mar. 16, 2011
Answer by mybella81 at 11:19 PM on Mar. 16, 2011
Answer by MommyH2 at 11:19 PM on Mar. 16, 2011
Answer by mybella81 at 11:49 PM on Mar. 16, 2011
Answer by slw123 at 10:03 AM on Mar. 17, 2011
I am not a teacher or homeschooling mom, but when my kids were in elementary school, the teachers would stick to one rule at a time, and teach the exceptions to those rules. Then there are sight words, those are words like I, a, be, my, it, the, are, am, etc. that are not necessarily sounded out, but are common in all writing. Those are taught to just be read by sight, not by sounding them out. They always used a combination of phonetics and sight reading when my kids were taught and that seemed to work best for most kids. I am sure there is a lot of literature out there for those who want to teach on their own. Good luck to you.
Answer by cleanaturalady at 1:42 PM on Mar. 17, 2011
Answer by Alexias30 at 6:49 PM on Mar. 17, 2011