Then the school closed and I Had to go to a bigger school of which nobody else had learned with I.T.A apart from my brother and my cousin, we never had any help to help us convert back to the normal way of reading and writing, none of us can spell well and I can't pronounce things because I Wasn't taught how to sound out the vowels correctly amongst other things. Very many people comment that i/t/a ruined their lives, so I am always happy to hear from contributors who have something positive to say about it. Happy Reading all. Lita is the award-winning author and illustrator of several children’s books, including Flight School, Red Hat, Red Sled, One Thousand Tracings, and Pennies for Elephants. Paul. Both myself and my sister had a trip down memory lane yesterday talking about ITA, although no-one else in the room had heard of it.My spelling has been severely affected by the whole process...strange what they thought was a good idea in the 70s could still have an affect in the 2010s!!! Learn Italian with common expressions and a selection of contemporary Italian readings on culture and history. This textbook covers Italian insults and modern slang for situations including food, fashion and fun! Besides the 46 comprehensive lessons, exercises, cultural notes and grammar summary guide, this textbook is more than a textbook—it’s a course! I was born in '62 and, according to you bloggers, should have seen them at school in Middlesex, west London but maybe I just missed out. My spelling and grammar are very good and I did very well in my English exams. I used to write "stories and books" I learned shorthand to a high speed including French language shorthand and I am qualified to teach shorthand. It still returns even now in the 2016's. You don’t send it to ITA. It was a genuine attempt to correct a problem that existed with reading in English. It also helped me when I was 13 and was learning shorthand. I'm pretty sure that my teacher, the lovely Mrs. Hart, soon realised that I could read perfectly well and that, for me and some others, the I.T.A thing was just a bit of an annoying distraction.I'm interested where others believe that I.T.A has led to them to have difficulties with spelling, that has not been my experience. Have just come across the blog. It put me off reading as the new, correct English was alien to me. In this DIY back to school video I show you 10 awesome DIY School Supplies crafts. Gillian, if yo still have these books I would also be very interested. I have had no problems with either reading or spelling so it didn't affect me. Just been in my lot and found a ladybird ITA book I was awarded from school in 1965 for "consistently good work". We also participate in other affiliate advertising programs for products and services we believe in. My email is: debmccutcheon@yahoo.co.uk. Download: Tap on any word to instantly see an image, in-context definition, example sentences and other videos in which the word is used. Read as many books as you like (Personal use) and Join Over 150.000 Happy Readers. Best of all, this textbook offers a pronunciation guide, an Italian-English dictionary and answer keys to exercises and test questions. I remember using this in the early 70s in Burnfoot estate school (can't remember the name) in Hawick (in the Scottish Borders) I can't say it ever caused me any problems but that was maybe because We moved to Carlisle where my new school didn't implement it;Any time I've mentioned this to anyone, they've looked at me like I have four heads;I cant quite shake the feeling that we (in the North) were just part of some social experiment at the time, I also remember being 'converted' from using my left hand to using my right, with the result being my hand writing is disastrous. Perhaps a the combination of ITA and dyslexia is the root cause of poor spelling in children who were taught to read using the Initial Teaching Alphabet. School Reading Books of the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's A visual database for all those books you forgot! That stayed with me. 1964 ITA Teacher. I read some of his that I loved but I had nightmares. Such lovely memories of learning to read ita and then being told you could now learn real writing and read proper books lol. I could already ready when I started school, so I don't think it did me harm, but I have friends who swear it messed up their spelling! Use these to make sure your answers are correct, and figure out why your answers are incorrect when yours don’t match the key. stands for tradtional orthography. We moved and I went to a new school and was considered almost backward as I could not read! General High School – Wednesday, January 6th –6-7pm Academies – Thursday, January 7th –6-7pm, Monday, January 11th –4:30-5:30pm, Tuesday, January 12th –6-7pm; The Indian Trail High School & Academy Orchestra Program is proud to present the 2020 Virtual Holiday Celebration. Webinar with Ita Mac Carthy (Professor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the Durham University) in conversation with Patricia Emison (Art & Art History Professor at the University of New Hampshire), Paolo D’Angelo (Professor of Aesthetics at Roma Tre University) and Martino Rossi Monti (Research Associate at the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb). I found that it furthered a desire at university that led to me studying phonetics as part of my English degree. Tricked is a mix-mash of fairy tale characters. The best part? Don’t roll your eyes. Lita Judge was born in Alaska and spent much of her childhood in the north woods of Wisconsin and other wintry places. Textbooks offer a systematic look at a language and often compile grammar with vocabulary as well as cultural tips, all in one place to streamline your language learning. The fun is just beginning. I see too many adults who misspell commonly used words. My library And, someone like me got a girlfriend! I don't remember ever having a struggle to read regular books and like the person in the previous comment my English is excellent and was also my top subject at secondary school. Thankfully, you guys have proved that I'm not! to say it is not an excuse for poor spelling is false. In an attempt to align our ITA school system with the general education system, we are changing the names of the grade levels at ITA from the coming school year 2020-2021. I have a love of foreign languages and speak four languages albeit qualified to varying levels. I was also taught ITA: at St Peter and Paul Primary in Bristol. Discover new authors and their books in our eBook community. Well, this is what has helped me learn the most. They did do Jolly Phonics, which was another strange reading experiment! Access a complete interactive transcript of every video under the Dialogue tab, and review words and phrases with convenient audio clips under Vocab. I used to think I was a guinea-pig in some government experiment but now, working in Primary School office, I am shocked at the poor spelling and grammar abilities of the teaching staff - most of whom are in their 20s and 30s! I still cannot spell as I spell things how they sound, still to this day.The school dropped ITA just after I left as I think they realised it was causing more damage than good.Adrian. I think compensation for the failed experiment should be in oreder...Funny thin is I could read the extract from the Fisherman. I was always a good speller but not a very good reader. FluentU brings language learning to life with real-world videos. )A few years back I did a little digging online to find out about this strange alphabet from my childhood, and found a study suggesting ITA was quite successful. house words, days of the week, etc.) First problem was my parents could not help me as they could not read them nor my older brother and sisters! I have earned an M.A.Ed., and an M.F.A.W. can take anywhere. After 4 years of being taught it we were flipped into writing in 'English". There are various types of school textbooks and study guides available on eBay. We never suffered from it and in fact we all found it easy to adapt and our spelling was excellent. I'm feeling quite nostalgic for Zip and Wendy! Promote collaboration. Everyone I know who learnt ITA grew up to be a terrible speller. instead of "how's school/college going?" I was taught ita at Summerbee school in Bournemouth in the late 1960's and I still struggle spelling :( We were not allowed anything but pencils! I was taught ITA in the mid- to late Sixties in Exeter. I would be interested to know if ours was the last school being subjected to it at that point. I do know that I always had a reading age and vocabulary many years above my actual age all the way through primary school (when these things seemed to matter very much!) Like most children if you are taught to do something then you learn to do it. Hiya to all ITA sufferers, I was taught to read using this system at nursery school in Oadby in around 1965-67. The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is the governing body of college tennis, overseeing men’s and women’s varsity tennis at all levels – NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College. Maybe that's just my brain works in a funny way which has been demonstrated by living in 15+ countries over the last 40 years and picking up various languages. We are making every attempt to make this transition as smooth as possible. Wodehouse, it's extremely funny. So whether you’re a beginner looking for a well-rounded textbook or an advanced learner looking to enhance your grammar or *gasp* Italian curse words, there’s an Italian textbook for everyone! Do you love using native content—like songs, audiobooks, blogs and podcasts—but wish you had something to tie it all together? That was the ITA book I learned to read. I was taught ITA, using Paul and Sally, from the mid 70s at a school on The Wirral, Merseyside. We were the real guinea pigs as this was the first time ITA had ever been used. It still returns even now in the 2016's. Wow, This brings back memories from when I started primary school in 1971. I run a page at www.facebook.com/InitialTeachingAlphabet/. She was born at Decies, Waterford, Ireland, refused to be married, and secured her father's permission to live a virginal life. What is ITA? I had absolutely no idea what it said, which she thought was quite funny. It was very strange at first, not understanding why 'the kids' (I didn't really know I was one!) Holly Fuhrman, a media specialist at Shiloh Middle School, said it was a shock when her supervisor asked her to answer a few questions for a librarian of the month nomination. Experiments are set by those in government who have no real understanding of education and learning. I believe it was only taught for one year. Please email me if you have any for sale: nmccar1063@aol.com. I remember I.T.A them moving to T.O. Learning to read for me was not difficult and the transition to TO aged 7 was seamless.I have never had any problems with spelling or English and enjoy reading.My husband, on the other hand who is four years older than me, learned to read and write the traditional way. I believe ITA was of great benefit to me. This is a great opportunity to test your mastery of the language and see where you need improvement. Zoo Books magazines, Sunday funnies and Garfield comic books. I struggled with this and frustrated by my poor performance, I paid to be tested for dyslexia. But that’s not all. Browse Pages. Being a beginner is one of the best phases of learning a language: the excitement, the inspiration! I learned ita reading as a kindergarten student in cleveland ohio in 1965. This was until about 8 years ago when I changed role within my work and took on intense data analysis job. This textbook really is a great beginner-Italian package for a very reasonable price! It weird some kids wrong. We’ve covered the grammar—so now for a complete vocabulary guide. That is why it was discontinued. Glad my boys didn't have to learn it though! Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9.30 am at St Joseph’s Warragul. Keep those grammar notes beside you when doing exercises, especially during free write activities where your grammar will really be put to the test, and review your grammar notes often. By clicking or navigating the site, you agree to allow our collection of information through cookies. I have since I left school got my English O level but I still can't spell thank god for computers and spell checkers! I have a small collection of i/t/a books, including Zip and Wendy, mostly picked up from Biblio. We all found reading and spelling no problem at all. Thursday, June 05, 2008. I already knew how to read, but I loved Sally and Paul! Like an earlier post I also attended Linaker Street School in Southport Lancs where ITA was taught. By the time you reach the end of your textbook, you’ll be as much a grammar expert as the book is! We just thought of it as 'school' reading and 'home' reading, we knew no different. That means it’s no surprise either that I am recommending this textbook. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library. I was born in 1962 and was tought to read and wright usuing the ita system ..Zip & wendy books were great ...but found it hard to change to normal english .. though when i later went on to learn Latin found it very simillar and my memories of primary 1 2 & 3 came back into use ..would love to se a copy of an old Zip & Wendy or Paul and Sally ..though still use ita as an excuse for my poor spelling .. I also learned ITA when at primary school on the Wirral in the late 1960s. It seems to be seen as a bit of a skeleton in the British literacy cupboard; something of an embarrassment. I am from Liverpool, England. These people would have had the same problems with or without ITA. I told my colleagues about this book and they thought it was a joke. He has always had problems with spelling and reading fluently.In my opinion ITA was a very efficient method of teaching children to read and write who would have probably learned the traditional way without any problem. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Books. FluentU will even keep track of all the Italian words you’ve learned to recommend videos and ask you questions based on what you already know. Strategies for Learning Italian Through Books. I am British. To this day, this woman who successfully runs her own business, cannot read without help and I do wonder if ITA hindered her chance of learning to read well. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for. Inside this book you will find all of the basics you need to get started on your journey toward Italian fluency including parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation, and more. We are making every attempt to make this transition as smooth as possible. This guide allows you to learn and perfect the complex rules of Italian verb conjugation, and it features in-depth analyses of all every verb tense imaginable. My spelling has always been pretty good so I don't blame the ITA system. Although this was not Pitman shorthand (it was Teeline) there were similarities to ITA and I am sure this contributed to my ease at learning it. I learnt ITA from 1972-1975 in Belfast. I learnt ITA at St Andrew's school in Hove Sussex from about 1973 to 75. If your textbook has no tests or you need more, check out these websites: One World Italiano offers great online tests for grammar and vocabulary, and Online Italian Club has tests for all learning levels. The ITA system does work. I still remember the symbols that stood for certain sounds. This ita tote bag can hold some necessary stuffs.You can put some books,ipad,water bottle,umbrella,phone, wallet in it. This is the first time I have even looked up any information on the subject. This means that you refuse to blame others for anything that’s going on in your life. Plus, it’ll tell you exactly when it’s time for review. Date: 25th February, 2020 Timing: 2:30pm to 5:00pm . So naturally, the first step to getting the most out of your kick-butt Italian textbook is to start a word list. More info. ITA was part of my first grade (6 yrs old) reading curriculum in Western Pennsylvania in 1976. I think it might be something to keep in reserve for the severely dyslexic especially those on the Autistic spectrum as it's totally logical. City. Ita was reputedly of royal lineage. It took me many years to regain confidence in my reading and spelling once we switched to normal English spelling. (the others can be jumbled) such as; Why Can You Sltil Raed Tihs Haeldine? I haven't thought about ITA in a long time. Personally and talking to friends I started school with, we never had a problem with it. I have not encountered any problems with my spelling or reading abilities as an adult, but I do feel that using ita set me back and has not had any benefits other than helping me with the phonetic pronunciations used in dictionaries etc. St. Ita School The purpose of this log is to document our educational activities for school. Why is there so little information about ITA today? They have everything from cook books by Paula Dean to ROMANCE by Linda Lea Miller , Stephen King , Comic books ,All the classics , and everything you could want in non-fiction or fiction so go and pick your favorite ! I can still remember the shock I had first day of middle school when I found out I had to learn to read all over again as we had been taught to read wrong . ITA News! I am a great reader and speller. Only now they believe me. Our reading ability at the end of almost 2 years became the same as our class peers so it was abandoned. It was designed to give beginning readers a logical and reliable reading and writing system. Do you love driving cars? but could read and write normal.but was forced to read I.T.A. That is, assuming someone bothered to do a follow-up study. I used these books too. Whilst I am not a very good speller I am an avid reader. I went to school in Isleworth Middx and was taught conventionally but my cousin who went to a nearby school was taught ITA. Best of all, most textbooks also have answer keys. i was taught this indulgence in the mid 60's. I made the transition easily and consider myself good at spelling but my brother blames his poor spelling on this system. School Reading Books from the 50's, 60's 70's and 80's A reminder of the old reading schemes from Primary School , all those books you learnt to read from. I can still read it thoWould love to see the books I read so if anyone has any going spare! Easily create beautiful interactive video lessons for your students you can integrate right into your LMS. I know, I know: Grammar can be boring. Nice Uniform Bag for Travel The ita crossbody bag can be used as a school bag when going to school or used as uniform bag when going to Cosplay party or dress up party. Rules are rules as they say. We where taught to change the sound symbol to a letter. My younger sister was in the program also and she struggles as well. After a couple of weeks I found Janet and John (which I could read perfectly) on the library trolley and was then put into the top class. I can’t read horror books and some are beautiful, like Joe Hill’s. Label objects in your house to make these new vocabulary words recurring. Use these words often. I just came upon a heap of ITA Ladybirds when I was clearing out and I wondered if they were in demand to the collector as I hesitate to just bin them. Take the words from a given themed list and create sample sentences to help you remember them. Topic reviews, grammar tips, crossword puzzles and exercises let you practice, and fun spoken dialogues allow you to see verbs in their natural habitats! I copied this from the blackboard in March 1972 at St Brendan's Primary School, Yoker, Glasgow. Although supposedly easy reading, I think this actually held us back a bit. Check out any of six of the best textbooks to learn Italian and start speaking like a pro! Want to take a closer look at those multimedia flashcards and videos we mentioned? International Technology Academy, Pontiac, Michigan. (Write them and say them aloud.). Thanks for the nostalgia trip, and proof I didn't make it up. No audio? Click here to get a copy. As a result, I've always been a slow reader and still feel bitter towards the system and 'teachers' to this day. Find an Italian language buddy and see if they can look over your answers. A failed experiment I'd say. Ill send me details. but she gave me a go and that was the day I could finally read, at the age of 8! I have heard many people that took ITA have difficulty still. for shocking handwriting........As with many radical methods within education, I would love to see whether the post-implementation study decided I.T.A was a good thing or not. I came across a small box of these ITA books at a jumble sale recently, having never heard of this way of learning I found them fascinating but very easy to read. I was taught ita at 5 years old. “Practice Makes Perfect Italian Vocabulary” is organized by themes and focuses exclusively on building vocabulary so learners can populate their grammatically-correct sentences with useful and topical words. In an experiment, it is said that most people can decipher words in their own language if the first and last letters are in the correct place. No blaming your teachers, parents or friends. Wow this is strange to see how many parts of the world used this, I was taught in Millbrae California in kinder and first grade, but I remember no two vowels in any word and no two letters to make one sound. It would be interesting to see how many people were taught using the ITA system and where they are today.I note many ITA students are educators. Ah, ITA! No ink Not a good way of learning to read and one that should rest in history as being a failure. Tuesday and Thursday 9.30 am at St Ita’s Drouin. 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