London bridge is falling down

**This post was shared on my Facebook page on October 31. 

‘They all fall down.’

“Teacher, ‘day’?”

‘They. They.’
“Oh… ‘day’.”

At the end of dictation, I check her spelling, and found that she spelt ‘they’ as ‘day’ despite repeating the word many times, tongue and all. 

Day is pronounced day and they is pronounced day so much that subconsciously, their minds forget the existence of ‘they’.

Everywhere they go, they hear ‘day’ and no one corrects them when they say ‘they’ as ‘day’. Therefore ‘Day all fall down’ looks right to them.

Accurate pronunciation is important. In speech, people may still understand the actual intended word. But in writing, it becomes wrong both grammatically and technically.

Your kids face the same challenge? Who wants to learn a way to switch pronouncing ‘Day’ as ‘They’ in 5 seconds? πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ™‹πŸ»


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