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Funny way to spell

 
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lmojica



Joined: 22 Jan 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:19 am    Post subject: Funny way to spell Reply with quote

Fruit for thought: I taught ESL in Puerto Rico for two years, and I was amazed the way students remember how to spell. They will sound out the word in Spanish and the way it sound, was how they will spell the word. The ironic thing is that the word was spell correctly.
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danielwelsch



Joined: 12 Aug 2010
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Location: Madrid, Spain

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My students do this too, and I realized after a time that I do it as well!

When I was in school I was really good at spelling, and apparently I was doing this same thing subconsciously. With words like Wednesday that sound a lot different than they're spelled, when I have to write them I think, Wed Nes Day.

I figure it's essential to have the spelling and the sound stored separately in your brain... You just have to make sure they can differentiate.
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