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    Question Magic " E "

    Is magic " E " an authentic idea in teaching sounds and letters?

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    Re: Magic " E "

    It seems to work for many children.

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    Re: Magic " E "

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    It seems to work for many children.
    I agree, it helps a lot. I tell children it makes the preceding vowel say its name, and call it the bossy E.

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    Re: Magic " E "

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I agree, it helps a lot. I tell children it makes the preceding vowel say its name, and call it the bossy E.
    Yeah, that's exactly what I do and I AM in line with you . just wanted to be sure about it's authenticity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    Yeah, that's exactly what I do and I AM in line with you . just wanted to be sure about it's authenticity.
    I am not quite sure what you mean by 'authenticity'. It's not infallible, but it's a very useful starter.

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    Re: Magic " E "

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I am not quite sure what you mean by 'authenticity'. It's not infallible, but it's a very useful starter.
    Just need to know whether it's acommon idea among natives or not.

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    Re: Magic " E "

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    Just need to know whether it's a common idea among natives or not.
    Fashions in ways of teaching reading come and go, but I think that most of us are aware of the magic E (or 'bossy E').

    By the way, I missed a typo in your last post: '... be sure about it's authenticity'.

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    Re: Magic " E "

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Fashions in ways of teaching reading come and go, but I think that most of us are aware of the magic E (or 'bossy E').

    By the way, I missed a typo in your last post: '... be sure about it's authenticity'.
    sorry I don't get it! what do you mean by " I missed a typo... " ?

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    Re: Magic " E "

    I did not see a mistake of yours at first. When I spotted it later, and mentioned it to you, I assumed that it was simply a mis-typing. There is an apostrophe in 'its' only when it's a contraction of 'it is' or 'it has'.

    I wasn't sure about it's its authenticity.

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    Re: Magic " E "

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I did not see a mistake of yours at first. When I spotted it later, and mentioned it to you, I assumed that it was simply a mis-typing. There is an apostrophe in 'its' only when it's a contraction of 'it is' or 'it has'.

    I wasn't sure about it's its authenticity.
    Oops, sorry!

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