Lukie was trying to teach students in our first class the importance of following along in the text as the teacher reads. "You might know some words, but not know how they look on the page. You can work your brain and make new connections."
She used the example of the word lingerie, putting it on the board and asking students to pronounce it. Everyone said "linger-ee" or some such.
"It's lingerie," Lukie said. "Everyone knows what lingerie is, but I didn't know how it looked written down until I saw the sign in the store and my mom said the word to me."
In second period, Lukie wrote lingerie on the boar and asked the same question. Yasmine immediately said "I know what that is. It's what you and Mr. G went shopping for this weekend."