Phonics Idea

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  1. Julie9789

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    Oct 11, 2010

    A teacher I worked with in placement a couple of years ago played this game with the kids to test their knowledge of their letter sounds. Specifically short vowel sounds.

    A - stand At their desk
    E - sit on Edge of desk
    I - sit In their chair
    O -sit On the desk
    U - sit Under their desk
     
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    Oct 13, 2010

    Very cute! I'll have to try that with my active group!!
     
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    Thanks for sharing! Cute idea..I would like to try with my kids too, and hope they wouldn't get too crazy with it!!!
     
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    So what exactly do you do? You say a word with whatever short vowel and the kids have to sit according to the vowel sound they heard?
     
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    That sounds awesome! I'm going to suggest it to the first grade teacher at my school...we work together on a lot of things!
     
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    My kids are all ELLs and I wonder if they would understand or just copy/memorize the movements? I can see EO kids also doing the same although they may not really understand all the prepositions.

    I find using white boards, Elkonin boxes, or just paper and pencil/crayon/marker to make words changing that medial short-vowel is an effective barometer of how well they are hearing those short vowel sounds, i.e.: "Write nap, change it to nep, change it to nip, change it to nop, change it to nup" but not always in alphabetical order and not necessarily using nonsense words.

    Still, I will use this with my kids but more for the prepositional aspect.
     
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    Yea. She would have them all sit at their seats and remind them how to play. It would be like this:

    mutt
    *children move to sit under their desk*
    (if a kid struggled she'd look at them and say mutt, m/u/t)
    cot
    *children move to sit on their desk*
    pet
    *children move from the middle of their desk to the edge*

    Her last word would always be a short "a" so they would wind up at their desk.
     
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    I love this idea! I am definately going to try it out. Just a question, how does A and I look different?
     
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    I like it! I'll use it with my nieces!
     

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