RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Marlee Wright
motions
Thu Dec 1, 2011 12:06
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I agree, the movements do help solidify the sounds we are working on. I use an "imaginary yo-yo" to help them stretch out some of the beginning sounds, and a motion like the sign for "popcorn" to help them feel the "explosive" sounds like the /p/. We also use the hand signs for each letter - they love it! If nothing else, it is engaging for them, and it does seem to give them a kinessthetic approach to the letters and sounds.

  • Ruth Ann and Marlee - sarah hutson, Thu Dec 1 00:25
    Kindergarten is the very beginning to all reading instruction. Phonics skills are the basic key to learning to read. I enjoyed your presentation on using small group instruction for phonics. Students ... more
    • Re: Ruth Ann and Marlee - Ruth Ann Timmons, Sun Dec 11 22:01
      Thank you. I wish we did have time during the day for working one-on-one with our students. However, my own parents, who are both retired teachers starting last year coming to my classroom once a... more
    • motions - Marlee Wright, Thu Dec 1 12:06
      • additional resources - Rachel Hicks, Mon Dec 5 17:50
        Ashley shared with our team the website havefunteaching.com they have a lot of songs that the students love to sing.
        • music - Marlee Wright, Wed Dec 7 22:01
          That's good to know - I don't know any kindergarten child who does not love singing - another great learning/teaching strategy! I'll look that website up for sure!
        • Re: additional resources - Nakita Carson, Tue Dec 6 18:56
          Wow! Does that website include songs and things for older grades?
          • Havefunteaching.com - Rachel Hicks, Wed Dec 7 06:36
            Yes, I'm sure there are. Also try playing around with schooltube.com it has videos that teachers and students made on a variety of different topics. You can access the videos that havefunteaching has ... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011