Teaching Kids to Read: Just Another Reason Teachers Deserve to Be Canonized

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[Editor's Note: The reading lessons in our house have gone almost exactly like the one that Aspiring Mama wrote about just recently. A little bit of reading and a lot of random, distracted guessing. Age appropriate? Yes. Kind of frazzling of the mama nerves? A bit. That's why I agree that the teachers who actually guide our children the rest of the way into reading -- more than one at a time -- deserve some kind of award. Like Aspiring Mama's mentioned sainthood. -Jenna]

Why Teachers Should All Be Canonized. Yesterday.:

Reading LessonsThat’s good, too. What about the G?”

“Guh..Guh…Guh…”

“Perfect! Now how does that all sound together?”

“Mu…Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little…”

“Do you break into random songs at school when your teacher is working with you?”

“Just sometimes. What’s random?”

“Never mind. Let’s work on this word. It’s the name of Dot’s dog! M…a…g…It rhymes with bag but it starts with M. What do you think the word is?”

“Bag!”

“No, baby. It rhymes with bag but it’s a different word. What’s the end sound of the word bag?”

Continue reading for a good chuckle, unless you're currently living through this and then maybe avoid it.

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