Introducing ‘g’ and ‘j’ sound

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Introducing the sounds When introducing the ‘g’, we talk about how similar the ‘g’ looks to a girl with long hair and that the ‘j’ has a dot and looks like a juggler.  With this in mind, we played, manipulated and drew these sounds.                 Perceptual Skills 1.  Picture Tray and Plastic letters … Read More

Introducing ‘k’ sound

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Introduced the ‘k’ sound and revised the ‘l’ and ‘h’.  These sounds look similar – each with a long stalk.            Gross Motor Activity Different stations:  hop scotch,  balancing,  running forward between cones,  running backwards between cones,  hopping over rope – then posting pictures into the letter boxes                 … Read More

Introducing h and l sound

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It is important to remember that at this stage when introducing a sound to a Grade R learner, we are concentrating on visual and auditory discrimination.  Listening to the beginning sound of the word – is it a ‘l’ or a ‘h’ Seeing the differences in the ‘l’ and ‘h’ – they both have long stalks but the ‘h’ goes … Read More

Introducing b and d sound

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The ‘b’ and ‘d’ letters are the most common letters for children to reverse or substitute.  When I introduce these two letters in Grade R, it is to show the learner the differences between each letter and not to name the letters. Our workshop session did this in three different ways and incorporated different learning skills in each. 1.  Gross … Read More

Introducing ‘w’ and ‘v’ sound

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The difference between the ‘w’ and ‘v’ letters *’w’ looks like a wave and has 2 points at the bottom of the letter *’v’ looks like a vase and has 1 point at the bottom of the letter Gross Motor Activity Children jumped on one leg for a ‘v’ sound as the ‘v’ letter only has one point at the … Read More

Introducing ‘u’ sound

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I introduce the ‘u’ and ‘n’ sound together Perceptual Skills ‘u’ and ‘n’ letter looks similar so when children manipulate these letters by exploring their differences, they remember these sounds better.                 Gross Motor Co-ordination Using an obstacle course to practice the ‘u’ and ‘n’ sound.  Jumping on the ‘u’ letters     … Read More

Introducing the ‘s’ sound

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Last Week Revision  Tracing around the body for Body Awareness and then completing the task with a Draw-a-man activity.  Doing the gross motor activity first, seemed to assist the children when doing the fine motor activity – Draw-a-man.   Introducing the ‘s’ sound was exciting as there are so many objects that start with a ‘s’.  The children listed some … Read More

Outreach Program

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Proud of 10% increase in Literacy Skills as well as Maths Skills after a year of hard work at Mzoxolo Primary School using Book 3 This is the Grade 3 class of 2014 at Mzoxolo Primary School in George.  I assisted these children for a year in literacy skills using Book 3.  We worked on hearing the sound correctly and … Read More

Sight Word Games

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What are Sight Words? Sight Words are words that children need to recognise (not sound out) for fluent reading.  The Dolch Sight Word List progresses from one level to the next. Why is Sight Word Reading important for fluent reading The more words a child is able to recognise, even an an emerging reader, the more the child will enjoy … Read More