A popular TV commercial tells us how to take "Stephen" - pronounced STEVE uhn to "Stephen" pronounced Ste FAHN." Same spelling, same amount of letters, but more pizzazz... or style... (or something to that effect!)
I was reminded of this one week ago when a shy third grader - who needs help in reading - asked me about something I had just read to him.
Almost inaudibly, he said, (I thought) something about a word being "wrong."
"I'm sorry," I said, "What did you say?"
"That word," he explained softly, tentatively... "You got it wrong,"
"Which one?" I asked, curious to know what...