A systematic, explicit, phonics-emphasis program is one in which the teacher organizes his or her instruction based on a sequence of phonics and word-recognition skills, from easier to more difficult; this program also emphasizes students reading print without relying on pictures or memorization. The whole language approach, however, encourages students to guess unknown words from pictures, context, and a few letters, or to memorize whole words and repetitious language patterns. The phonics-emphasis program focuses on decoding words and on phoneme/grapheme correspondence that are taught cumulatively throughout instruction whereas the whole language approach does not focus on phonics or phonics is implicitly or haphazardly taught.
The first step is to teach phonological awareness. Phonological awareness is the ability to hear, recognize, and play with sounds. There are no letters involved. When students develop phonemic awareness, they can hear phonemes and individual sounds in words. A phoneme is a unit of sound that differentiates one word from another. Fun ways to teach phonological awareness is to incorporate games. Elkonin boxes can be mixed up to make learning fun. Teachers can use candy as “chips” for the Elkonin boxes. Teaching phonological awareness is crucial before students move onto working with letters.
Jane was able to identify 117/220 or 53% of the basic sight words. She exhibited a need for short and long vowels, medial sounds, and phonograms. For example she substituted “it” for “at” and “feve” for “five” demonstrating the need for support with vowel sounds. She also substituted “want” for “went,” and “pretty” for “party” further demonstrating the need for instruction on medial sounds and phonograms. Intervention will include activities with word family sorts and cvc instruction of long and short vowel patterns. High frequency words will also be addressed using a phonics approach to provide repeated practice until words are automatic in and out of
Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear and manipulate sounds. This awareness of sounds develops gradually over time. The child learns to differentiate the smallest unit of sound and put them together to make other words. As stated in ERIC, 2012, “phonological awareness training can involve various activities that focus on teaching children to identify, detect, delete, segment, or blend segments of spoken words, i.e., words, syllables, onsets and rimes and phonemes” (para. 2). There are many activities that promote the development of phonological awareness. Puzzles are a good example of a pre-reading activity that promotes phonological awareness. Through puzzles, the child will experience pre-reading concepts such as big/small, straight/round, and middle/end. As the child play with the
The task for the students will be to demonstrate knowledge of print on books; print will consist of alphabets and one syllable words with consonant vowel consonant (CVC) in English. The objective will be for the students to exemplify an understanding of print within text through their self-efficacy skills. For example, recognition of letters and sounds as CVC is incorporated in single words for beginning reading. Students will work in small group and each student will be given a white board and asked to write down the word the teacher has written on the Smart Board; thereafter, students will be asked to break down the sound using CVC or phonetic awareness. Thus, the teacher will encourage students to work independently through self-efficacy skills. According to Krashen (1982), self-efficacy allows ELL students to gain confidence in their learning environment. As students are encouraged to build self-efficacy through their lesson, the teacher will model for students’ different sections of the selected books (front, back, top, bottom, inside, point to
Explicit instruction refers to task-specific, teacher-led instruction that overtly demonstrates how to complete a task and can be used to teach students both basic and higher-order reading skills. Elements of explicit teaching include setting and articulating learning goals, illustrating or modeling how to complete a task, and assessing student understanding and ability to complete the task independently. The routines and consistent language used in explicit teaching provide ELLs clear, specific, and easy-to-follow procedures as they learn not only a new skill or strategy but also the language associated with it. Explicit skill instruction has been shown to be effective with ELLs who are in the beginning stages of learning to decode English
The work mat provided pockets for storing the flash cards and reinforcement charts to help keep the students organized. The tutor worked with the students using the flashcards with a “fold in” method. The fold in method uses ten words at a time, seven words the students can correctly identify, and three words that they cannot. Over time they would remove the words they knew, adding new words to the pile until the last “new words” were mastered. This exposed them repeatedly to the words when they were recognized and not recognized. The sessions with the students would last for fifteen minutes daily. The tutor would give oral praise when a student said the correct words. Conversely, the tutor would say “no” and say correct word if the student was incorrect, asking the student to repeat the word. In addition, the tutor would mark whether the student was correct or incorrect on his/her recording form. The students and tutor would collaborate on rewards that would be used with the reinforcement chart. When a student would correctly read a previously unknown word, they would mark off a spot off on their chart. When twelve spots were marked off, they would receive a reward of their choosing. The results indicated that cumulative words acquired had a higher acquisition rate than students without tutoring. Additionally, fluency was significantly increased. In short, this Fasko & Fasko (2010) determined that if sight word autonomy is improved, oral reading fluency would
For example, my struggling students and IEP students sometimes tend to get lost during instruction, so let’s saywe are solving a long division problem and I asked the class what is my next step after dividing, I will point to the second step in our mnemonic we have been using. The when students name the two numbers we multiply, I will point to those two numbers as I tell the class correct we multiply these two numbers and place our answer above in the quotient as I point where I am placing the answer. By pointing and signaling throughout my learning segment I plan on helping my IEP and struggling students on track as to where we are.
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One of the interferences that teachers must take into consideration is the student’s phonological awareness. In the book Phonics They Use it states that phonological awareness is “the ability to separate sentences into words and words into syllables.” Whereas, phonemic awareness is “the ability to recognize that words are made up of a discrete set of sounds and to manipulate sounds.” Through the developmental stages of a student’s phonological awareness their knowledge of how words are made up of “individual words, words are made up of syllables, and syllables are made up of phonemes (p. 5).” Some activities that build phonological awareness are segmenting, rhyme, and syllables. An activity that can build phonological awareness is segmenting. Segmenting allows students to break words apart by sounds. This process allows the student to
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