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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

December 01, 2005


does this relate to simon's post? i don't know, i didn't see the news last night.

just to say, oh fucking hell, here we go, change the way we teach children to read again, totally confuse another generation until you come up with an even shitter idea. you wankers.


  • mind you, i've just actually bothered to read the link and noticed it's something they already do at my son's school.

    but i just wanted something to be angry about.

    and it's probably a good method, i just resent the chopping and changing and messing everyone around.

    i dunno.

    By Blogger dog, at 3:15 am  

  • I thort the sæm fing. Vees fonik fashists hav got it so rong. As Symon sæz, we rekognyze wurds, not foniks. English makes no sense if you try to teach it as phonics. The word phonics, for example. As Nicky Campbell said this morning: "P-H-ONICS".
    Phonics only works if you completely change orthography and invent a new alphabet. I was taught "ita" when I was at school, which was a wæst of phukcing thyme.
    A written word is a picture of a word. When we read, we take in 5-7 words at a time.
    The best way to teach reading is Dr Phucking Seuss, innit. Because he teaches how words - including nonsense words - are made from sounds, he teaches how words live within other words ("ALL FALL - fall off the wall"), and - most important of all - he teaches the joy to be found in language and reading.
    Just don't get me started on this subject...

    By Blogger bot37363838, at 3:20 am  

  • It's all academic anyway because within 20 years we'll all be speaking txt.

    By Blogger SimonHolyHoses, at 6:45 am  

  • tr.

    By Blogger dog, at 7:17 am  

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