Innovative
Classroom

Bell Work

Count the F’s

Post this sentence on the overhead or board and ask the class how many F's are in it.

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS.

Answer: 6. Most people will say there are 3 F's because one normally reads the word "of" as having a "v" sound.


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