2 thoughts on “x as in excel

  1. Christina Guy

    Hi Alison, Just wondering how you would segment exhibit – if you were using elkonin boxes where would the h go?

    1. alison Post author

      Hi Christina, I don’t usually use Elkonin boxes for words like this but I guess since /h/ is only found in syllable-initial position I’d break it up e/x/hi/b/i/t. But I’d be more likely to encourage kids to say it a funny way in their spelling voices, including an /h/, to help them remember the spelling. My theory is that you’re allowed to say a word any way you like in your spelling voice as the point is to help you remember spellings, it’s a strategy for yourself not something other people need to know about.


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