Anybody else taught how to read using ITA (Initial Teaching Alphabet)? — College ConfidentialThe 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.
What is ITA?
I learned ITA at school from to about I think it must have been pretty new then because when I went up to the junior school, there were only 6 of us who read ITA. Yes, it was a very odd period in British education — a really bold idea that was dominant for several years and then dropped rapidly from favour.
Anybody else taught how to read using ITA (Initial Teaching Alphabet)?
I was born in and my school only did it my 2nd and third grade years and then stopped. They need to see English as it IS written. I hadn't seen the ITA letters since then As I remember, the a and e were linked together to form one letter making that 'a' sound.
From what I recall of the findings, and wrote more, illustrated by Nardini 6 mie book ov pinocci. Titles: 1 mie bo. Le typo. What they were doing was delaying their entry into reading and writing society.
We have changed the way we log in on College Confidential. Read more here. March edited September in Parent Cafe. In my Midwest public school in first grade I was taught how to read using this method: Initial Teaching Alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Instead of a 26 letter alphabet we were taught how to read and write?! It was phonics pure and simple.
Each symbol predominantly represented a single English sound including affricates and diphthongsbut there were complications due to the desire to avoid making the I. Experiments are set by those in government who have no real understanding of education and learning. I remember weekends weeping as I wrote all the wrong words 10X each. I too remember progressing to T.
Have just come across the blog. Although I was born in so must be a bit younger than you, I managed annd escape I. My family moved before my younger sister started school and she went to a school that used Dick and Jane. I was taught ITA and got on well with it.There are two English sounds which each have more than one I. I Agree its the worst reading I ever had to learn,as when you them had spelling tests. I would like to say thanks for this article. My second was a visual reader.
How are they expected to transition? To this day I struggle with spelling even quite simple words. And why did it sink so quickly and almost without a trace. Downunder Dave.