Silent “E” and other words

Working in class today with third graders, I was reviewing previous lessons on the silent E in words. There were a few unique misspellings – ‘homo’ instead of home and ‘rape’ instead of rope.

There’s a song that goes something like – What’s the fox say? Well my kids (all elementary age of course) get a kick out of stopping right after fox. With their accents it sounds like a different F word and they know it.

Did you know that the word vacuum can sound like FU when said with an accent? Well my kids picked up on that real quick. Some of them got to spend lunch eating with their teacher instead of friends as a result.

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