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Sounds of the Alphabet
Submitted by CHE KHADIJAH ABDUL (10-10-2012)
1. Children love fun and excitement in their class. One way to break the ice with very shy, quiet new students is to ensure you let them be involved in the activities.
2. I teach phonics. So how do I get these students to learn the alphabet sounds?
3. I only introduce ONE picture for EACH sound. Only after they master with ease, all these sounds, at the end of my sounds of alphabet lessons, only then will I introduce them to other related pictures.
4. EG. a is for apple
First I will show slides about apples. The flowers, the different types of apples, apple juices, apple pies and the health benefits of an apple.
Second, I will bring out a bowl of different types of apples and let them smell and look at the colors and textures etc.
Third, I will show them how to cut/slice and peel the apples. And then, let each of them taste the different types of the fruits. Discuss. Finally, will choose the green apples and together with the kids, (let them help) prepare apple juices and sit down and drink the juice with them.
Yes, my first class will DEFINITELY BREAK the ice. From then on, each class became lively, fun and interesting.
5. Will do the same with some others eg. J for Jam, we will have different jams with biscuits and tea for them to taste and socialise with other classmates.
6. I love L for lemon. This is quite a sound to remember. I will make them prepare their own lemon juice, decorate them with cherries and tiny umbrellas... While they enjoy their juice, there will be slide shows on lemon trees, etc etc and give them a lemon each to take home and prepare same for their parents.