Phonemes now in first grade

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 4 08:28:50 UTC 2010


Proposed Common Core state standards are released.  Phonemes are introduced in first grade. No more whole word reading instruction.


There is no good way to show phonemes in English-based phonetics except for truespel

from ASCD Smartbrief

Common academic standards outline what students need to know
A final version of common academic standards for English and math instruction in U.S. schools was released Wednesday by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. The standards -- posted at -- outline what students should know in each grade, from elementary school through high-school graduation. Many states are expected to adopt the standards, but others such as Virginia, Texas and Alaska say they will not participate. The standards took a year to develop and led to more than 10,000 public comments.

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL7+ 
see phonetic spelling


The New Busy think 9 to 5 is a cute idea. Combine multiple calendars with Hotmail.
The American Dialect Society -

More information about the Ads-l mailing list