RE 5040 Fall 2011
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sarah patten
Response to Ginger and Jennifer
Sun Dec 4, 2011 15:31

I have found if you use all of your senses to teach phonetics-sometimes those struggling readers finally get it! The singing idea is about singing (Verbal); Listening (Auditory); Touching the letters as they recite the sounds (Touch); maybe cooking and smelling in some instances (Touch , taste and smell); AND...playing hopscotch with the sounds as they say them. Have a letter in each box and as they jump inside the box have them say the sound. I have done this with students and it has been extremely effective. It gets their wiggles out and they retain the knowledge!

  • Reply to Ginger and Jennifer - atkinssh, Tue Nov 29 23:26
    Great job on your research project! I really enjoyed hearing about your intervention you used to help your struggling readers. I was really interested in the results that you obtained from your... more
    • Response to Ginger and Jennifer - sarah patten, Sun Dec 4 15:31
    • Re: Reply to Ginger and Jennifer - Ruth Ann Timmons, Fri Dec 2 00:40
      Love your ideas of tapping and singing the sounds. I have my students do similar things such as, stretching their hands as if pulling on a rubber band and clapping. Our wonderful speech teacher used... more
      • tapping out sounds - MaryBeth, Mon Dec 5 10:39
        Love the cereal idea!
        • Re: tapping out sounds - Nakita Carson, Tue Dec 6 19:39
          There used to be this list or book that listed lots of different ideas to help students gain phonemic awareness. Patricia Cunningham I believe was the author. I would have to look it up to be sure.
          • Re: tapping out sounds - whitney fisher, Mon Dec 12 18:15
            I love the cereal idea as well! This is a little random but we used a drum to tap out sounds and syllables and the students thought it was amazing. It's similar to clapping out the sounds but the... more
        • Re: tapping out sounds - Ruth Ann Timmons, Tue Dec 6 16:04
          I do too! Of course it is a hit with the kids as well. Such a fun and easy way to motivate and help achieve the goal.
    • Re: Reply to Ginger and Jennifer - crousejs, Thu Dec 1 21:13
      Wow! I never thought about that… singing the sounds! You want believe it but this same child that didn’t grow as much is EC and has already spent two years in Kindergarten. His EC teacher was only... more
    • re: Reply to Ginger and Jennifer - Ginger Landers, Wed Nov 30 12:33
      Thank you for your feedback! The students in our research group showed a lot of growth in the short time allotted for our intervention. I'm happy that you have had successful results using word sorts ... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011