Learning objective:To read/write grapheme/phoneme /s/
|Teach /s/ using the flash card and
objects beginning with the /s/ sound. Emphasis the ssssss sound before saying
the name of the objects. This is a ssssnake, This is a sssssock, This is a ssssssink etc. Download a set of flashcards from here.
Use the Jolly phonics action. Weave hand in an s shape, like a snake, and say ssssss
All the children to do the action and say the sound. Make sure each child is saying the sound correctly.
Skywrite the letter /s/ and make sure the child is making the /s/ shape correctly. You could also get children to sit in a circle and write the sound on each other's back so they can really feel it.
Click here to download a little booklet for letter formation.
Collect a bag of objects beginning with the /s/ sound and some other objects. Using a puppet help to sort the objects between rubbish and treasure. Children to listen carefully for the initial sound. Collect objects in the treasure box beginning with the /s/ phoneme. Put all other objects into a rubbish bin.
Demonstrate how to write the /s/ grapheme on a whiteboard. Children to make /s/ bracelets with strips of card. See here. They must write and say the sound over and over. Tape the bracelet to the child's hand and ask the child to keep reminding themselves of the sound during the day. Keep asking children what their sound is. Send a quick note home to parents before beginning these sessions asking them to recap the sound with their child at home.
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