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To find four spelling mistakes in my six year old NEW WAY reading book - four too many?

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PaulaYatesMum Mon 15-Jun-09 20:27:52

Tonight ds teacher has decided on this new scheme to improve his 'expression'

side from being terribly dull - it has FOUR spelling mistakes - corrected in pencil by school i assume

DS tries to read the scrubbed out word and we have to explain (four times) that it is a typing error..

MIAonline Mon 15-Jun-09 20:31:58

4 mistakes in a reading scheme is 4 too many
The school should have returned the books and asked for a refund.

YANBU, it is ridiculous.

NorbertDentressangle Mon 15-Jun-09 20:34:29

How can four spelling mistakes in one book get past the proof-readers?!

What were they?

wordgirl Mon 15-Jun-09 20:34:50

It's not where they've changed Fat Pig into Pat Pig is it?

Mutt Mon 15-Jun-09 20:36:21

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LovelyTinOfSpam Mon 15-Jun-09 20:43:08

shock that is dreadful.

What were they?

katiestar Mon 15-Jun-09 20:54:43

New Way books are supposed to be very phonic.I wouldn't have thougt they were the best books to work on expression ?
Which book was it and what were the spelling mistakes.
We had a mistake in A storyworlds 'Frisky' book .they used 'in to', instead of 'into'

katiestar Mon 15-Jun-09 20:56:10

Ha! I put 'thougt' instead of 'thought' on a thead about spelling mistakes in typed media !

PaulaYatesMum Mon 15-Jun-09 21:00:38

sorry about absence - doing bedtime

they were

They they - altered to They then
any - altered to an
pur - altered to pour
two my s in a line!

PaulaYatesMum Mon 15-Jun-09 21:02:10

katiestar oh!!

that sounds odd! his teacher has said he is good t decoding but lacks expression....

Hulababy Mon 15-Jun-09 21:04:02

Poetry and plays are good for developing expression, plus books with speech in them.

gagarin Mon 15-Jun-09 21:07:00

Yes - the speech thing is good and a bit of rhyme? You can read together and take it in turns doing the voices...great fun...

PaulaYatesMum Mon 15-Jun-09 22:36:08

thankyou for the tips will deffo look at plays

SomeGuy Mon 15-Jun-09 23:55:01

ooh the Pat Pig 'correction' thing fucked me off no end.

MissSunny Tue 16-Jun-09 00:54:12

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mychildrenarebarmy Tue 16-Jun-09 11:34:23

How bizarre that the school didn't send them back! One of my DC's books has a 'heard of elephants' in and it winds me up. It was a gift from someone otherwise I would have returned it.

katiestar Tue 16-Jun-09 23:09:31

I think it is testament to just how boring these books are if the proof reader couldn't even be arsed to read them

smartiejake Tue 16-Jun-09 23:11:38

New way is really BOOOOOORING.

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