Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Today in 5th grade, we worked on the days of the week. We investigated the meaning, structure, relatives, and pronunciation of our days of the week in English with the help of our bilingual Spanish classmates.

The investigation came from the question why do we spell Wednesday with a <d> if English is logical. Do you know why? The above chart may help.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Welcome to Word Detectives Komensky

English is Logical

Using Meaning, Structure, Relatives and Pronunciation

to Develop Students' Language Skill in Reading,

Writing, Spelling and Pronunciation

All learners are English language learners whether they are learning English as their native language or as their second or third language. Come with us on a journey this year at Komensky School in South Berwyn District 100 as we work to become word detectives.  Can you explain why <said> is pronounced /sed/ or why <does> isn't written as /duz/?  Stay with us and discover why!