Tuesday, May 4, 2010

If a picture is worth a 1,000 words, a video is invaluable!

The skill of blending sounds together can be practiced in so many different ways. You can employ the help of the computer and join a STEPS class, create stacks with your color-coded cards, or use magnetic letters on the refrigerator. In this video the teacher is using a magnetic doodle board. This is a fun and easy way to manipulate the phonograms for quick blending practice. Notice how the teacher says the sound of each letter as she writes allowing the student to see and hear it at the same time. While the main focus is on blending, the teacher is able to refine the accurate production of the sounds and continue toward the goal of automatic recall of the sounds. Have some blending fun using nonsense or real words.

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