A grade school teacher in Kentucky asks her students to use the word Fascinate in a sentence. Molly put her hand up and said’ “My family went to
my Granddad’s farm, and we all saw his pet sheep. It was fascinating.”
The teacher said, “That was good, but I wanted you to use the word “fascinate”, not fascinating.”
Sally raised her hand and said “My family went to see Rock City and I was fascinated.”
The teacher said, “Well, that was good Sally, but I
wanted you to use the word fascinate. Little Johnny raised his hand.
The teacher hesitated because she had been burned by Little Johnny before. She finally decided there
was no way he could damage the word “fascinate”, So she called on him.
Johnny said, “My aunt Gina has a sweater with ten buttons, but her boob’s are so big she can only fasten eight.
The teacher sat down and cried.Phonetics
Maybe the look and say method of teaching reading has something to recommend it after all??