Do schools not teach phonics anymore?

It's really starting to get under my skin.

Also, if people are going to have opinions and express them via the written (or typed) word, they should read more.

Yes, I mean books. Preferably without pictures on every other page.
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Unwavering
Wow, that's crazy.

And no, spelling words like that should be discouraged, although I don't think you should be punished for it -- after all, it makes sense, to your ears.

Phonics is used to teach kids how to read words they've never seen before.

I can read any word in English or Spanish aloud, even if I have no idea what the word is.

If you add in a little etymology, you can use phonics to spell words you don't know, too!

Like antidisestablishmentarianism, or floxinaucinihilipilification. (Not entirely sure on that last word).
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Unwavering
She got in trouble for sounding out a word?

I'm confused... why?
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Unwavering
All we ever got in my school was grammar for 5 years
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BoyCrazy
Oh, okay! :)
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BoyCrazy
Oh, but BC, I wasn't really directing this at you. Or at any one user. Just the problem as a whole.

Marie, I posted something earlier today anonymously where I made myself type like that. It was indeed torture :)

YvonneLisa... really? What's phonics? You're not kidding?

Phonics... Phon- is a prefix relating to how things sound. As a suffix, it's -phone. Like, vibraphone, saxophone, idiophone, etc.

Phonics refers to how words are sounded out. If I were to write that sentence phonetically:
"Fah-niks re-fuhrz too how wurdz ahr sown-ded owt" (That's not actual phonetic writing, obviously, I was just going for the idea).
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Unwavering
O so ya mean ya don wan me ta talk lik this puhleassseeeeeeee lol god that was torture typing like that
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marie
sssssssorry
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BoyCrazy
Mopy, I can't call anything I've seen of yours into question, either.

Wow, I sound like a whiny little bitch. Gah! Have to quit being like this.

I must be having an off day.
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Unwavering
Marie, you're not one of the people I was talking about. Your grammar is fine. Hell, my grammar isn't perfect, none of us can claim that, but some people here just fail epically.

BC, funny you should mention that, things like "pleassssse" are part of what I was talking about.

You might try "pleeeeeease." That is, after all, much closer to how it would sound if you said it out loud.
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Unwavering
I'm in desperate need of a Grammar refresher course. But, I still won't pick up a book.

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Mopy
I can spell "pretentious."
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Creepy
Is this because I hissed at you?

I'm sorry.

My mother is half snake. I get it from her side of the family
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BoyCrazy
Eh, I read alot but my grammar sucks sorry if it makes you sick.
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marie
BC, I'm just in a pissy mood because of all the horrendous phonetic failures I've seen tonight.

It's probably best to ignore me.

Which will also mean that the phonetic failures will continue, but I suppose this is America, and we all have the right to butcher the language as we see fit.
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Unwavering
*word puke* Like that?
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BoyCrazy
Fuckin-A.
I can tell, Rob. Thus, this secret was not directed at you.

You are able to verbalize ideas effectively, you have a good grasp of the English language, a larger-than-average vocabulary, and your grammar and spelling don't cause nausea.
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Unwavering
Only books on the subject.
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Mopy
haha

Are you okay?
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BoyCrazy
I've read hundreds of books.