Being a native Texan, transplanted around the world due to Dad being in the USAF, I appreciate this problem.FreshKid wrote:We are on week 6 of MFW-K. Just for kicks, I showed my son how to read M-A-T yesterday. When I said, "you can read!" he was so excited, he jumped over the table at me.
Now, in today's lesson, we started using the blend ladder and the cut-and-paste page with Sam and Ann. It may just be my southern pronunciation, but I don't hear /a/ like apple in Sam and Ann. It is more of an /e/ sound. Is this going to be a problem?
(Can you say, "Pahk the cah in Hahvahd yahd... and, "Pulease quiet down! I'm fixin' t' go worsh the car!" in the same sentence?)
I work real hard at enunciating correctly while I am teaching phonics and when we do spelling. I think it is important, as you need to be able to hear the distinctions between short /e/ and short /a/ to be able to spell Sam and not Sem.