RE 5040 Fall 2011
Re: Response to Mary Beth
Thu Dec 1, 2011 23:02

I could not survive first grade without my whisper phones! One of the ways we use them is to practice sounds of letters. I went to a Reading Academy workshop and I can still remember the presenter saying, “You can teach sounds of letters to struggling children until you are blue in the face- and they will still get them wrong. But the minute you let them use a whisper phone, they immediately hear how they are saying their sounds right or wrong.” I went to Lowe’s Hardware and got CVC elbow pipes- they work just the same! Now I have to start letting them practice their scripts with them!

  • Response to Mary Beth - atkinssh, Tue Nov 22 12:00
    My students absolutely loved Readers' Theater. I used a familiar story for my 1st through 3rd graders, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I found it online and it was already split up into parts; there... more
    • Re: Response to Mary Beth - crousejs, Thu Dec 1 23:02
    • Whisper Phones - MaryBeth, Tue Nov 29 08:13
      Love the whisper phone idea. What a great way to let them practice! I like that you used a familiar story for Reader's theater...kind of gives it a new twist. It's pretty cool that you can find... more
      • Reply to Mary Beth - atkinssh, Wed Nov 30 00:23
        Mary Beth, I shared this link with someone else on the threaded discussion. I'm not sure what grade you teach, but there are a tremendous amount of Readers' Theater text that are already divided into ... more
        • website - MaryBeth, Wed Nov 30 10:24
          Thank you so much! I know finding materials for reader's theater can sometimes be the most difficult part of implementing it because if you can't find the materials, often you have to end up adapting ... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011