One Sound at a Time….

This fun “m” work was a hit on the first day of school! Our secret word for the day was “me” and our sound of the week – “m” (one of the first sounds we make). When introducing reading & writing to children, it is imperative to identify the letters by their sounds instead of their names. This provides a clear path for decoding and encoding (sounding out words and spelling). Students use a dot marker to fill in the letter sound while saying the sound with each tap of the marker. The word “me,” “my,” “more,” and “many” are introduced this week as well. These are 4 “sight words” or words that are used regularly and often cannot be sounded out according to phonetic rules. Combining instruction using auditory and visual methods strengthens early readers’ progress toward becoming independent readers and writers!




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