Wordy's Phonogram High Five is a great reminder to use multi-sensory learning tools when teaching children. Instruction is far more effective when all modalities of learning are used:
Multi-Sensory Learning Modalities
Use these 5 points throughout the day to bring awareness to phonograms and how to incorporate multi-sensory learning while teaching them. It may seem like a lot to teach initially; but it is pretty easy to do once you get the hang of it. You do not need to spend 20 minutes teaching across a table.
1. HEAR It: Develop phonemic awareness by singing the Double e phonogram ditty and saying the rhyme so children can hear it.
Put your right hand above your right eyebrow as you sing “Double e says e.” Put your left hand above your left eyebrow as you sing “Double e says e” the second time. With hands still in place, look to the right; then to the left as you sing “It’s green I see.”
2. SEE It: Show the written sound in print. Continue to develop phonemic awareness as you emphasize the sound in the words you see around.
Point double e out in the words you say or see: sleep, cheese, knee, heel, sweep, seeds, sneeze, tweezers, beet, eel, jeep, street...
Let children find 'ee' on a Cheerios box at breakfast. Emphasize the ee sound in feet as they are putting on their shoes.
3. Play and Say It: Continue to develop phonemic awareness and phonogram awareness as you play or while on the go throughout the day.
4. Write It: Add another pathway to the brain by saying the sound or sounds and have children write them down. Stretch the word as you say it so they can hear the sounds. Learn spelling patterns by building Sound Puzzles.
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Use this method for all ages. Adjust the activities to the interest of the children you are teaching.
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