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

Introducing ‘r’ sound

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Balloon Fun with letters Children love to play with balloons – our Reading is Fun learners did not know that they were also learning the ‘r’, ‘m’ and ‘n’ sound.  They played with the balloons, tracking their movement and throwing them in the air.  When an instruction was given, they had to look at the letter on their balloon and … Read More

Introducing ‘m’ and ‘n’ sound

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Emma-Kate was very proud of herself this week.  She used the letters on the board to create her own name.  She also enjoyed showing us the pictures she had drawn in her Reading is Fun Book 1 for the ‘i’ sound. I like to introduce the ‘m’ and ‘n’ together as I like to teach the children that when they … Read More