(Taipei, Taiwan. 10.11.12)
“Teacher, how do you spell ‘shut up?’”
“I think you know how to spell that on your own. Sound it out!”
I take a look at Patrick’s workbook. In it, he has scrawled shalop. With a stronger phonics foundation, he would have at least thought to use a double L. Sigh. There is so much work to do.