b/d discrimination worksheets or activities?

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  1. lotusblossom

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    Interestingly, I have never had a class that struggles so much with their b's and d's. They are really struggling with sounding out CVC words because those darn b's always look like d's! Does anyone have any activities to share? I'm hoping for something that's not too much rote memorization but I'll take anything!
     
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    I've seen the trick that you put smiley faces in the "holes", if you will, of the lower case letters, facing in... the b is smiling at the d... the B is the first one you make when they look that direction, which you can remember because B comes before D in the alphabet. it helps SOME kids to see it visually...
     
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    something that has helped some of my kids is the thought that a lowercase b is the bottom half of the capital B - so if you can draw on the top, then it's the B - otherwise it's the D. For a while I put a large lowercase b on the left side of the classroom and a d on the other so they were in alphabetical order. Students learned to refer to them.
     
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    Hi! I have used this too with my kinders. But, we add hand motions. Just make a fist with each hand, stick up your thumbs, put gingers together with tucked in fingers facing you spelling bed. The post is on the left for a B and on the right for a D. And you can flip your hands over and make P's and Q's.
    It seems to help plus it is tactile and kinesthetic. They like it. It does work.
     
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    Ooops, that's fingers. :- )
     
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    That is iT! Thanks - I just started a thread and then thought about checking to see if there was a previous thread. Great idea. I am positive this will work.
     
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    You're welcome! Have fun.:)
     
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    I read somewhere...for b, it is the bat than the ball and for d, it is the dish than the knife

    But I like the hand thing...I'm going to have to use that one. I have 1 little girl who knows all her letters but switches b and d every time.
     
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    oh - another good idea - thanks
     
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    I have been having a big problem with b's and d's myself this year. I heard something similar to msj- b is bat then ball, d is drum then drumstick... this has helped some kids, but I think I will try the hand motions. I can't tell you how many kids read "My dog is dig" on the last reading test!!
     
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