I teech Kindergardn. So a lot ov my day iz spent sayng “sownd it owt and rite wat yoo heer.” I tel my kinders oftn that the English langwej is weerd. Y els doz *do* not rime with *so*? and wen yoo ar sownding owt WHO, it sowns like wuh-oh. Sum studens ar strongr reedrs and can tel the difrens between sownd speling and book speling. So wen they strech a wurd and they can see that they did not spel a wird rite, and they get frustratd wen i dont giv them the “rite” ansr, but sumtims it iznt abowt being rite, it iz abowt lerning the proses. Riting iz the most chalenjing and most rewarding part ov the day.