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Animal idea
Wed Jun 3, 2015 16:33

I was also thinking along the lines of memorization and the concern that would bring up. I think it might be helpful to do a sort of matching game where you have pictures of several animals and then have the student match the written name of the animal with that sound. We did this in a summer school program I helped with, as well as taught the students the ASL signs for different animals. This game them a third and more tangible way to remember the words. After we had the matching game, we removed the pictures and had them just sign the word. It took a lot of practice, but signing seemed to be a great way to recall for them.

  • Re: McKenzi Davis - hillaryyarbrough, Wed Jun 3 06:41
    That is a very good strategy to get the kids to recognize animal names along with their pictures. This teaches the students concept of print and that animal names have meaning. The only downfall to... more
    • Animal idea - luckadooso, Wed Jun 3 16:33
    • Re: Hillaryyabrough - McKenzi Davis, Wed Jun 3 10:39
      Well I think that this activity can be used to maximise vocabulary, but my main intent was to use this activity to help with initial consonant awareness. There is always a chance that the students... more
    • reply to hillary - Stacy Huffman, Wed Jun 3 09:44
      Hillary you present a very good point and one that I am currently investigating further with a student. I have a student who loves animals. We have given her pictures of a variety of animals to match ... more
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