FOUR IMPORTANT LESSONS FOR PRONOUNCERS, PT 2.

In a bee, just as in every project or organization, each person has a role to fulfill. Arguably, the role of pronouncer is the most important role of all. So what does the pronouncer have to do? Well, from the first post in this series, the pronouncer should pronounce the words...and pronounce them correctly. Let's address the second lesson: "The pronouncer's role is to pronounce and give pertinent information about the word, and to spell the word correctly when a student misspells. Nothing more." I want to address those last…

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FOUR IMPORTANT LESSONS FOR PRONOUNCERS, PT. 1

Bee season is now at full tilt, with some regions already claiming representatives to the national bee this year. I've been witness to at least one district-level bee, and have heard about three or so other bees. For the most part, they're running smoothly. But there's always room for improvement, right? So far, I have four lessons I could impart to organizers and pronouncers. Make sure the pronouncer knows how to pronounce the words. The pronouncer's role is to pronounce and give pertinent information about the word, and to spell…

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