Sentence devised to show that there are problems with the system of teaching reading through synthetic phonics which has undergone a resurgence as the next quick fix to illiteracy in the UK. Has 30 'ough' words with nine different pronunciations. Reminds me of all those poems we've found before about the difficulties of the English Language.
"Although I thought that I ought to have bought enough doughnuts on furlough with the dough I brought to the borough, I coughed roughly and hiccoughed as the wind soughed in the boughs and wrought havoc in the drought, and the snake throroughly sloughed its tough skin in the trough by the lough, while I fought doughtily, ploughed through the dough, sought help as a chough flew by, and all for nought. " Duncan Snell, Berkshire was the author.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/17/2005 01:45PM by marian2.
Duncan Snell, Berkshire was the author.
Not Arthur Hugh Clough? Tsk.
If you don't teach by phonicks, do you go back to the Dick and Jane books?
Ph** Phonics !
Words like those are hieroglyphs
you recognize on sight without regard
or relation to letters or other words
Dr. Seuss- they're more fun!
No phonics, wittgenstein's red and blue language!