- Write the letter in the sand as you sit directly across from the student. The student should trace the letter with proper motor patterning.
- Have the student name the card. Instructor writes the word in sand. Student traces the word.
- Have the student read the card aloud. Instruct the student to either name the first letter or point to the first letter.
- You, as the instructor, are to reshuffle all the sets as you progress to the next, more difficult step of phonemic decoding.
- The student has previously practiced reading and writing these words. Here, the student is to sound out the word while the picture is being blocked from view.
- The student reads the word aloud. The instructor draws two lines on the whiteboard in one color. Use a different color to write the word. The student should use the same color marker to copy the word correctly.
- The student reads and copies the word on the board.
- The student has practiced the words before and can now write the words without looking at the print.
- The instructor should write a Naked Vowel word and a contrast word for the student to syllabize and mark the long vowel.
- The instructor should write two words on the whiteboard and the student should mark the word that does not follow phonics by "putting that word in jail."
- The student should copy the word using paper and pencil.
- The instructor and student both enjoy the fruits of their hard work!
Welcome to "Math Made Fun Through Playing Cards"
These cards are unique and the differences between these cards and traditional playing cards will be discussed in this video. You can play all the regular games and even learn new games with these 56 playing cards. Using these “Math Made Fun- Playing Cards” will improve an individual’s computational skills, working memory skills, and social skills. Improving math skills enhances all learning skills. Stay tuned to review familiar games and to learn new games through future YouTube videos. You can purchase these cards on this site.
Meet Ms. Dana
Welcome to “A Time for Phonics.” Throughout my career, I have come to believe that a thorough understanding of phonics is critical for a student to reach their full potential. Understanding phonics will enhance a student’s ability to read, spell and enhance their vocabulary. I also strongly believe that proper motor patterning will enhance good visual processing skills. I have developed my own phonics program and photo flashcards called, "A Time for Phonics." This program utilizes the 'eye gates', the 'ear gates', and the 'motor gates' in a unique and dynamic way to drive "neuroplasticity." The ultimate goal is for a student to automatically make rapid distinctions in phonetically decoding the material so that energy can be utilized for comprehension.