An attractive box containing objects, each of which contains a phonogram – e.g. fish, ostrich, book, seed, boat, etc.
A small writing tray with a pencil, slips of paper and scissors.
Prepared labels with names of the objects in manuscript (print).
- Take the writing tray to the table and ask the child to bring the object box.
- Ask the child to open the box and take the items out one at a time.
- For every object, say its proper name that is appropriate for this exercise.
- Place the narrow underlay on the table.
- Place a strip of paper on the underlay.
- Write the name of one of the objects on the paper.
- Cut the name out with the scissors.
- Place the name in front of the child.
- Ask the child to sounds it out.
- Ask the child to match it with an object.
- Repeat this for all the objects.
- Show the child that he can do this by himself next time with the laminated names that are stored in the object box.
Exercise 1, Child works independently with prepared/printed labels.
Exercise 2, child moves onto phonogram booklets, pictures with phonogram labels, and phonogram commands.
Control of Error
Further child’s exploration of language.
Give a further key to reading.
Don’t wait a long time to give this lesson.
Once they are anchored in phonetic reading, give them phonograms for reading.