INSTRUCTION Create trees for each phoneme you want represented and leaves for each tree with different letter combinations that can make the sound. Explain that each tree represents a different sound, have students help identify the sound represented by each tree. Reiterate all letter combinations in each tree and that all letter combinations in each tree produce the same sound. Effective because it creates a visual of letter combinations that create the same sound and practice reading them.
INSTRUCTION Strategy teaches students syllables by using the students’ names. The teacher models the activity, by clapping the syllables of the teacher’s name. Students get name tags which they can sort them according to the syllables are in the names. Students clap the syllables in their names to determine the number of syllables. This activity gives students strategies for determining how many syllables are in words, as well as a visual of different names and how many syllables are in…
ASSESSMENT In this activity, the teacher posts pictures of things that start with the two chosen phonemes on two walls. The teacher lists other words that start with one of those starting phonemes, as the teacher does this, the students go to the wall with the picture that represents one of the two phonemes. This can be used as assessment for learning, since students can see which phonemes they have grasped firmly, and which they need to continue to work on.
UNDERSTAND: explains that phonemic awareness is different from phonics. Phonemes are the smallest part of sound in a spoken word. Having an awareness around phonemes mean that students should be able to hear, identify and manipulate these phonemes.