Wednesday, May 16, 2012

step #2: sound --letter

when you start teaching sound letter association, there are certain things you need to keep in mind:

  1. teach consonant sounds first
  2. teach bothways- from letter to sound and from sound to letter (b is ब and ब is b)
  3. teach only the most common sounds of vowels (eg, a of cat and not of ball)
  4. teach only the hard sounds of the consonants (c of cat and not of city, g of gun and not of gem)
  5. use multi-sensory methods to teach, instead of relying only on paper-pencil method. use sandpaper tracing, stencil tracing, sand tracing, letter making with noodles, dough, clay etc, while the child is learning the sound of that letter.
  6. use multiple words for a letter, all with the same sound.
  7. use words that the child is more familiar with, and not the less familiar ones(eg, balloon and not baboon, cat and not cactus)

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