I also liked some of the Dr. Jean songs - Phonersize, Who let the
letters out, and some of her other songs were fun and got the
kids up out of their seats. I had a smart board so I make a page
with all the lower case letters and pointed to the letter as we said
the sound. I played alphabet bingo and used the letter names but
also the letter sounds and that was always well received.
Another big hit was "fishing" - I made a fishing line with a "donut"
magnet attached to an unsharpened pencil. I put a letter on each
of 26 fish shapes and added a paper clip to each. They "fished"
for a fish, said the name of the letter and the sound. If they were
correct, they kept the fish, if not it went back in the "pond".
I had the letter tubs from Lakeshore and had them sort the items
into the correct tub.
Jan Richardson's book on Guided reading has several activities
for learning the letters and sounds.
There should be lots of ideas on line and on TeacherPay Teacher
On 1/19/17, K wrote:
> I am currently working with some Kindergarten students as a
> Title 1 Reading guest teacher. I see one group daily,
> another three times a week, and the other two times a week.
> All of the students are having difficulties consistently
> identifying the letters and their sounds. A student may
> know the name of the letter or the sound once during a
> group session and then literally not be able to retrieve
> that information later in the same work session.
> We have been focusing on letters and sounds only and doing
> so in a variety of ways using various materials.
> Would anyone have suggestions for me? I have just learned
> I will continue as the guest teacher for another six weeks
> or so in this position.
> I thank you in advance.