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macroman
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
11 Feb 2010 - 11:00 AM

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'.

Last Modified By macroman at 11 Feb 2010 - 11:04 AM
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Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2010 - 11:02 AM


Quote: All childrebn should be taught Q, W, E, R, T.......B, N, M,

Ah, the irony.
Smile

macroman
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
11 Feb 2010 - 11:08 AM

Oops!!

EDIT.

The cold weather has frozen the old biological computer. Wink

cameracat
cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2010 - 11:10 AM


Quote: All children should be taught Q, W, E, R, T.......B, N, M,

Thats funny, I thought they where already....Smile As it would explain why we can't understand what they are talking/writing about...!!!

Wink

triumphv8
triumphv8  7450 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 - 11:11 AM

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.

MikeRC
MikeRC e2 Member 93493 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 - 11:22 AM


Quote: They learn synthetic phonics

...What are they ?

Big Bri
Big Bri  1315558 forum posts England
11 Feb 2010 - 11:26 AM


Quote: My boy has just gone through this and it works.

Any millions of people used other systems that worked also Smile I wish they'd stop buggering around with our kids' educations just for the sake of it.

Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2010 - 11:30 AM

The system used is actually a return to synthetic phonics after they'd 'buggered' around with analytical phonics.

triumphv8
triumphv8  7450 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 - 11:44 AM

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.

Last Modified By triumphv8 at 11 Feb 2010 - 11:47 AM
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So there would be millions of kids using the "Qwertybet"

and then millions using the "Azertybet" ?

macroman
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
11 Feb 2010 - 12:19 PM

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.

mohikan22
mohikan22  102187 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2010 - 12:49 PM

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.

macroman
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
11 Feb 2010 - 12:55 PM

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. Wink Wink

Last Modified By macroman at 11 Feb 2010 - 12:58 PM
StuartAt
StuartAt e2 Member 91032 forum postsStuartAt vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2010 - 1:38 PM

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.

MikeRC
MikeRC e2 Member 93493 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 - 2:47 PM


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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