Phonics Activities...

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  1. brandi0718

    brandi0718 Comrade

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    I am in charge of the phonics lesson plans and I am having a hard time making them different from day to day....The first week of school we are going to talk about /a/ and I am trying to think of different activities to do....I thought one day we could pull different words from a bag and decide if the word has the short /a/ sound.....One day we can go around the carpet and each kid can come up with their own short /a/ word....Are there any activities that y'all use in your class that you and the kids love? Phonics is definitely not my strong point!
     
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    I would do a lot of word work activities.
    Use side walk chalk, play dough, shaving cream, rainbow words, wikki sticks, pipe cleaners, blocks, etc.
     
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    Alrighty! Thanks! One more question....Does the am word family have the short a in it? When I say am I hear the long a.....but perhaps I am not saying it correctly?
     
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    Yes, the -am, -at, and an families all have short a.
    My problem is the regional pronunciation of the -ag family. I've never heard it pronounced with a short a, yet all of our textbooks insist that it is a short a family word.
     
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    I pronounce -ag with the short a sound...but not -at....maybe its our accent...
     
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    Does your reading adoption have a phonics component?If it does you should use it because then it will match your reading lessons. Ours does but we use Saxon phonics. Saxon has it's good and bad points.
     
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    Also look up orton-gillingham methods such as those found in Wilson or S.P.I.R.E., and just google it. There are a of multi-sensory methods that offer cool variety in terms of practicing specific phonics skills to keep it interesting.
     
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    Our K and 1 teachers started using this last year and like it. It may give you some ideas :)
     

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