I do the same with letter-dice ....with both of these you can
design your letter choices to coincide with what you know about
each child, differentiating for each, i.e., if I know that Caleb
only knows 7 letters, I make sue to give him a letter from his name
so that he feels successful, I give the tougher letters (w,y) to
the children I know have already mastered mixing these up.
Gradually, as we get to know each other, I increase the difficulty
I also do Study Dog and Starfall, Earobics on the computer---in
fact I had parents laughing the other day because students were
begging me to put Study Dog on at lunch (we eat in our room which I
LOVE) and they were all excited, couldn't wait for their turn---and
I have a new computer without a mouse at the moment so I also had
to teach them how to use the touchpad, which they LOVED. Parents
and I agreed we weren't going to tell them they were learning.....
I try to plug letter/sound knowledge into every transition until I
know they are solid on letters and sounds. We sing who let the
letters out while I use large flashcards or Dr. Jeans "where is
a?"--some do sign language but I don't so this works. I also just
do a chant to the flashcards (Wright Group) A apple /a/, B bird
/b/, etc....these have two cards for the vowels and letters "G" and
"c" which is nice.
On 9/21/14, Flacka wrote:
> What have you tried so far?
> I find songs and games work well along with lots and lots of
> repetition. There are many alphabet videos on youtube and
> the kids enjoy them, I also like Leap Frog Letter factory video
> and songs by Dr. Jean, Jack Hartman and others. Games such
> as bingo, fishing, and the many games and smart board
> software that you can buy at Lakeshore capture their
> attention. Starfall.com is good as are many of the iPad apps.
> There is lots out there!
> On 9/21/14, Beth wrote:
>> I am having a very hard time teaching my student's their
>> alphabet's. I don't know what else to do. Can you Please
>> Help me!!