4 and up.
- Sandpaper letters or Movable alphabet.
- Sound Table.
As soon as a child has learned the sound of one or two vowels and 5 consonants start him blending.
- Have letters prepared for 3 letter phonetic words (ie. mat).
- Random the letters and review each letter's sound.
- Directress lays down a 9 inch black circle.
- Lay out each letter some distance apart, saying it's sound clearly. Use short sound.
- Directress sounds out each sound of the word slowly, pointing to the sound as she says it.
- Have child repeat after the directress.
- Say sounds faster and move cards closer together.
- Blend first two sounds together.
- Add last sound to the first two.
- Have child keep sounding out the letters until he recognizes the word. If he seems to be frustrated, help him along.
- Say complete word.
- May write word down for child to take home.
- Depending on the attention level of the child continue until the child indicates he's tired.
Control Of Error
- The directress
- Hearing two vowel sounds.
- Hearing an unblended sound.
- To get the child to recognize the part individual letters play as they come together to make a word.
Points Of Interest
The letters coming together to form words.
Realizing that he can read.
- To show how the consonant and the vowel come together to form a sound, either a consonant-vowel sound, or a vowel-consonant sound.
- To show that consonants are dependent on vowels for release.
- Preparation for resding and writing.
- Child selects his own letters to form his own words.
- Directress lays out an object that has 3 letters in its name and has the child find its letters.
- Directress has a basket of objects (3 letter phonetic). Directress lays out the 3 letter phonetic word an the child has to find the object that goes with it.