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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-11 07:19 AM
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345. A few simple questions.
1) In which form are children taught to read?

2) In what form are the letters in every text book they read?

3) Every novel they?

4) Every web site they go to?

5) DU?

6) In which environments are individuals required to write and read in cursive?

Now, when we talk about speed, initially kids start out picking out the letters. They then move on to what are called "sight words", and then as they encounter longer words, they begin to learn how to sound words out.

Of course as they proceed through this process, something else interesting happens. They begin to be able to read words that they can't spell. All they need are a few letters and the overall structure of the word.

For fun, last night I took some text put it in a word document and then set the font to BRUSH SCRIPT, then asked my 9 and 11 year old daughters to read it. Neither has been taught cursive writing and both could read it fine. Not as fast as they could read PRINT but they had no trouble reading it.

Try it, see what happens.
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