my smart cookie's current teacher took me aside today to tell me about my smart cookie and the 'amp' chunk. the class was generating a list of words that ended with the 'amp' chunk like 'lamp' and 'stamp'.
My smart cookie, always thinking, raised her hand and offered the word 'tampon'.
inappropriate, yes, but she was able to apply the chunk to the middle of the word, not just the end like the rest of the class.
I applaud her ability to think of a two syllable word. It's all about schema, isn't it? Funny story.
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