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Pocket Chart Pictures - Make Take & Teach. I love going into stores during their back-to-school sales!

Pocket Chart Pictures - Make Take & Teach

I especially love perusing the aisles of Walmart and our local dollar stores. There’s always super cheap items that can be used or changed into activities for our little kiddos. Just last week I found these pocket charts at Walmart. They are the perfect size for your small group instruction area. Well, just across the street from Walmart is the Dollar Tree. I thought it’d be fun to create an early literacy packet for the pocket charts and use the containers to store the pics. The skill of syllabication is one of the early phonemic awareness skills. It’s important that students understand that words are comprised of individual speech sounds. Just for organization sake, labels for the containers are also included. The Pocket Chart Pictures for Early Literacy is available through the Make, Take & Teach website or through my online Teachers Pay Teachers store. Okay, I know that the Walmart pocket charts aren’t available year-round.

Eight Great Tricks for Sounding Out Three Letter Words. In November, I posted a blog entry on teaching children to sound out CVC (Consonant-Vowel-Consonant) words.

Eight Great Tricks for Sounding Out Three Letter Words

And like most Kindergarten classes, we are still working on mastering that skill. While most of my kids are doing fairly well with this, there are still a few little ones that are struggling to figure out how to blend sounds together. These are mostly the younger ones with the fall birthdays, so it is really not their fault at all, poor babies! But, the Common Core State Standards were written for everybody- no matter when their birthdays fall- and so I am responsible for teaching all of them to sound out CVC words. It doesn’t matter if English is not their first language, or if they only just barely turned five years old at the end of November. None of those things matter, except that I am responsible to make sure that everyone meets all of the state standards, to the best of their ability and my ability to teach them.

Student Log Emergent Reader. Student Reading Plan Eng. Log Beginning Reader. Reading Raven HD on the App Store. My First Grade Backpack. Teaching Blending to Early Readers - Homeschooling with Dyslexia. I’m teaching my 8th kindergartener this year.

Teaching Blending to Early Readers - Homeschooling with Dyslexia

He also happens to my 7th child with dyslexia. We’re using my favorite Orton-Gillingham-based reading program, All About Reading Level 1. (Read my complete review here.) So far my little guy is learning his sounds just fine but when it came to blending these sounds together, we hit a road block. I figured that if my family needed help in this area, yours may also so here we go. What is blending?

Blending is the skill of joining individual speech sounds (phonemes) together to make a word. Early Reading Trio. Mrs. Judy Araujo, Reading Specialist. Phonemic awareness is not phonics, rather, phonological awareness forms the basis of phonics.

Mrs. Judy Araujo, Reading Specialist

Phonics is the understanding that sounds and print letters are connected; this is the first step towards “reading.”Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds, called phonemes, in spoken words. Phonemic awareness activities can be done with eyes shut.Before children learn to read, they need to become more aware of how the sounds in words work.

They must understand that words are made up of speech sounds, called phonemes.Phonemes are the smallest parts of sound in a spoken word that makes a difference in a word’s meaning. Look at the word ball. It has 3 sounds /b/ /aw/ /l/. Teachers, check out these activities for K and grade 1 ~ Letter Naming Fluency, Letter Sound Fluency, Phoneme Segmentation Fluency, Nonsense Word Fluency, Oral Reading Fluency and more! Roll a letter phonemic awareness game {101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet} The next installment in my 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet Series is a simple game that helps develop children’s phonemic awareness.

Roll a letter phonemic awareness game {101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet}

Phonemic awareness refers to an ability to hear and manipulate the individual sounds of language. One part of developing phonemic awareness is learning to identify the first sound of words. For example, kids need to recognize that fork starts with the /f/ sound and sun starts with the /s/ sound. This Roll a Letter activity gives children practice matching sounds to letters. The way we play also adds a gross motor component, which is always helpful for my active kids who love to move while they learn. This activity is appropriate as a review after children have already begun learning the sounds made by several letters. I then found pictures online of objects beginning with the letters found in her cube. I helped her spread the pictures on the floor. As she matched sounds to pictures, she set the pictures aside. Katie @ Gift of CuriosityLearning LettersFollow On.