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Traditionally children have been taught the alphabet as ..A, B, C, D,.......X, Y, Z.
The coming of the computer means that a great deal of time is spent on the 'Qwerty' keyboard so it not time to change all this and teach the Qwertybet.
All children should be taught Q, W, E, R, T.......B, N, M,
Should be simple for all those progressive 'teachers'.
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Quote: All childrebn should be taught Q, W, E, R, T.......B, N, M,
Ah, the irony.
The cold weather has frozen the old biological computer.
Quote: All children should be taught Q, W, E, R, T.......B, N, M,
Thats funny, I thought they where already.... As it would explain why we can't understand what they are talking/writing about...!!!
They don't learn ABC etc any more.
They learn synthetic phonics - if anything parents should get keyboards with lower case letters to support this.
My boy has just gone through this and it works.
Quote: They learn synthetic phonics
...What are they ?
Quote: My boy has just gone through this and it works.
Any millions of people used other systems that worked also I wish they'd stop buggering around with our kids' educations just for the sake of it.
The system used is actually a return to synthetic phonics after they'd 'buggered' around with analytical phonics.
Yes I belive Boyd is correct - and having seen it, if it is buggering around then it is effective buggering.
Mike - they learn the sound of the letter with an action
b = 'buh' with the action of batting.
s = ssss with a snake action
r = rrrrrr (but not ruh) with a growl
e = eh cupping ear as it to say 'eh'
Then they 'blend' them - b.e.d - buh eh duh = bed as opposed to the old bee ee dee which sounds nowt like it.
So there would be millions of kids using the "Qwertybet"
and then millions using the "Azertybet" ?
Synthetic phonics, looks very similar to the way we were taught 65 or so years ago.
Give it a trendy name and add a bit of psychobabble and bingo...a brilliant 'new'. teaching system.
They learn synthetic phonics
YUP my kids (from my daughter 3 yrs ago) had phoenetic fridays.
i was like WTF?!!?!?
now they come home and teach YOU how to talk.
Soon after our daughter started school, We were becoming concerned at her lack of progress in reading.
I found a load of card offcuts at work and wrote one word on each card, words ranging from one letter (a, i) to six and eight (rabbit, tortoise, etc).
We woud spend half hour or so showing the cards and describe the sounds of the letters and words.
Within a couple o' weeks she was reading all her books and anything else she coul find.
We went to a parents evening and the teacher comented on her rapid progress, but was very miffed when we said what we were doing " we don't like parents teaching reading.....",etc.
We had to laugh when a couple of weeks later Alex came home and told us that she had been asked to sit with some of the slower readers to help them to read.
Our little lad (4) is sent home every day with a number of letters on his key ring that he practises the sound of. He then recognises the combinations within other words and it is a very effective method of teaching. As the child progresses, they get more on their keyring.
Quote: Mike - they learn the sound of the letter with an action
Jeez....bring back Janet and John.
Quote: I found a load of card offcuts at work and wrote one word on each card, words ranging from one letter (a, i) to six and eight (rabbit, tortoise, etc)
This is how my daughter, now 35, learnt to read, every night dozens of words over the carpet, mix 'em up, add more words...she loved it.
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