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Quote from a letter to the Independent newspaper
Posted by: marian2 (---.range86-130.btcentralplus.com)
Date: June 17, 2005 01:44PM

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.


Re: Quote from a letter to the Independent newspaper
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.phoenix-01rh15-16rt.az.dial-access.att.net)
Date: June 18, 2005 03:11PM

Duncan Snell, Berkshire was the author.

Not Arthur Hugh Clough? Tsk.


Re: Quote from a letter to the Independent newspaper
Posted by: Talia (---.ply.kconline.com)
Date: June 20, 2005 11:32AM

If you don't teach by phonicks, do you go back to the Dick and Jane books?


Re: Quote from a letter to the Independent newspaper
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: June 20, 2005 11:42AM

Ph** Phonics !

Words like those are hieroglyphs
you recognize on sight without regard
or relation to letters or other words


Re: Quote from a letter to the Independent newspaper
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: June 21, 2005 01:40PM

Dr. Seuss- they're more fun!

pam


Re: Quote from a letter to the Independent newspaper
Posted by: Satirical (---.nc.res.rr.com)
Date: June 21, 2005 02:06PM

No phonics, wittgenstein's red and blue language!




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