Even though I thought I'd never write again, LO! Here's another title (from 1999) emphasizing the explicit teaching of phonics along with guiding the work in real reading and writing contexts. Again, chunking is emphasized, as is the use of Word Walls for reinforcement and scaffolding learners. But for grades K-1, I also included the idea of using key words to draw analogies while reading and writing unknown words using an ABC Wall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92k93lnQMvE and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAnoy3Ox8ao
Wait...there's more... Fun with Phonemic Awareness! I was teaching kindergarten and found a way to maximize time by integrating hands-on work with sounds with favorite childrens' books. Thus...
|Some of my students matching sounds on 'sound boards.' This game-like activity is one of their favorite ways to practice phonemic awareness!|
Let's see how long I can stay coherent! Okay, next:
Here's a close-up of a Chunking Name Wall (with additional words added as the Wall builds beyond the names of students in your classroom):
Here's a close-up of an ABC name wall for K-1 (we fill in the 'holes' for letter-sounds we don't have among our students' names with key words from favorite poems and books).
|And, here are a few other concrete models not mentioned in the blog posts I linked to above.|
Here's the link to the video:
|A picture snipped from the video: I'm giving specific, immediate feedback on a student's spelling attempt using key words from our Word Wall.|
That's it for me...for now! Check-out the other bloggers who have linked up this week for more FUN phonemic awareness and phonics ideas! Also, if you have an idea, link up below! Happy Blogging!