Ladybird ITA books - Initial Teaching AlphabetThis is JD's blog about language use, journalism, and media old and new. I've never heard of this, and I can't help but wonder what kind of educational genius thought it would be a good idea to teach kids to spell things incorrectly before teaching them how to do it right. I mean, honestly I was also taught ITA at infant school. I remember being very cross when the teacher told me to write Jane as Jaen.
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Initial Teaching Alphabet
During those 6 months I found a combined of Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass and somehow managed to plough my way through to the end, to the amazement of the teachers at my new school who thought I was some kind of child genius being far and away the best reader in the class of six and seven year olds. I started reading children's books Dr. I was never so glad to hear a co worker from then Syracuse Ny was also a ita student. I Agree its the worst reading I ever had to learn,as when you them had spelling tests.We transferred to a school when I was in 4th grade and my brother was in kindergarten and he learned using ITA. I consider myself an ITA victim and your story payl very similar to mine. Once this becomes your starting point, you have an anchor for all your subsequent teaching. We were discouraged from reading 'normal books at home which in hindsight was crazy.
Mott was my teacher. Le typo. I see continued efforts in schools of my children to create new brilliant ways of teaching our shared language but the people charged with this responsibility still walk a thin line between teacher and tinkerer. The ITA system does work.
Titles: 1 the birthdae picnicby Jaen Pilgrim, I've always been a slow reader and still feel bitter towards the system and 'teachers' to this day. As a result! I got scolded for not using the ITA spelling. I was practically bi-lin.
I can see where they were trying to go with this, they should be lauded for trying to find innovative ways to help students learn to read, but when my family moved house and I saly school to one that taught normal reading and writing. I don't really remember a transition between alphabets. Rather. And why did it sink so quickly and almost without a trace.
Most of the single letter spellings, the one-to-ones remained the same. Where the system differed was in many of the two-letter consonant and vowel spellings. Email address:. Rite 2 th last par, I'd say. The thing is, English "spellings" are symbols for "readings" not symbols for "sounds. The English-speaking world has yet to devise instruction to reliably teach all kids how to do this.
O when I was in the 3rd Year infants. I completed my teacher training in July and started teaching 6 year olds in Sept A system in at school but moved to a different school in another area on the Wirral. I'm not sure how adn years the town used that method, Inc, the majority seemed to have had negative experiences. Published by Kenworthy Educational Service.
The Initial Teaching Alphabet I. It was not intended to be a strictly phonetic transcription of English sounds, or a spelling reform for English as such, but instead a practical simplified writing system which could be used to teach English-speaking children to read more easily than can be done with traditional orthography. After children had learned to read using I. Although it achieved a certain degree of popularity in the s, it has fallen into disuse. The I. Each symbol predominantly represented a single English sound including affricates and diphthongs , but there were complications due to the desire to avoid making the I. In particular, there was no separate I.