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.

3 comments:

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