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phonics [Jun. 29th, 2008|02:00 pm]
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could anyone recommend any books about phonics? my little boy is 3 and i have been teaching him alphabet as in A-ah B-buh C-cuh, eh is for elephant etc and its just come to my attention that this isnt what they do in schools anymore is it? i dont want to teach him he way i learned and then him get to school and be confused? anyone shed any light on this situation?
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[User Picture]From: seren
2008-06-29 08:51 pm (UTC)
Well this is why I haven't made a specific effort to teach her before she starts school.. they seem to change it so often and I know it would be harder for her to 'unlearn' things than to learn them scratch.

Can you recommend a particular book?

What do they call letters now then? Is an A an A again?
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[User Picture]From: conphie
2008-06-29 09:10 pm (UTC)
I cant detect whether or not that is sarcasm???

A is always called A and has never changed to my knowledge. Its all about the sounds the letters make and the Letters and Sounds government initiative makes total sense as we've talked about before because it makes learning to read so much easier.

So "Ay" is the name of the letter and "a" is the sound (as opposed to ahhh") "Cee" is the name of the letter and "c" is the sound (as opposed to cuh) etc etc

This is a really useful page for making it clearer than I can
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[User Picture]From: seren
2008-06-29 09:16 pm (UTC)
No, no sarcasm, I'm genuinely interested. The Jolly Phonics link suggests that they teach the sounds rather than the letter names at first, but I wondered if they have changed this again. Will read the link now, thanks.
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