Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I'm Hooked on Phonics

I swear, my students think I’m crazy.

For the first time today – in my entire life – I get phonics. I get why we say “plain” like “plain” and not “plah-in” or something else bizarre. And that everyone in the Midwest calls those things in the center of every hallway at the mall “kEE-osks” when they’re really “kI-osks.” And when I finally had this revelation, I may or may not have shouted out “I GET IT!” fairly loudly into the fairly silent Reader’s Workshop…

Phonics may just make sense after all.


Sarah Jane said...

heehee, It IS exciting when something clicks, isn't it? I don't remember too much about phonics but I do know my mother would often remark that she, as our teacher, felt she learned just as much as we did through our schooling.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Organizing Mommy said...

I know that so many of learned with "sight words" that phonics IS a new concept. About Moody: my husband is in the modular graduate program. Everything he has taken has been EXCELLENT!! This will be the first time I will be going with him. We can't speak highly enough about it.

Anonymous said...

Hooked on Phonics wrokin for me!
-Brian Regan