Finally you are ready to put it all together and practice the sound again. Say the sound 3 times, say the picture clue, then the letter. EX: /c/ /c/ /c/ car C (say all this while pretending to drive)
I created instructional videos that you can use to learn all of the movements, but the students really enjoy watching the video and playing along. The video is in alphabetical order, so if you teach the letters in a different order, you can quickly just scroll to the letter you are teaching that day. There are 2 videos. The 1st is the alphabet with sort vowels, the 2nd is just the short and long vowel sounds. You can these videos with students in whole group, small group, or let them watch it during center time on your computer to give them extra practice.
These students strips will be a great resource for your students. Here are a few ways to use them.
1. “Point to the letter ____”
2. What is the letter after ____ (or before)
3. “Point to the sound ____”
4. Use with the Dr. Jean song “Letter Tales” and have students say the names of these pictures instead of the song. “a for alligator /a/ /a/ /a/, b for bed /b/ /b/ /b/…
I created a small set of just the picture cards as well. These are great to throw in centers, use in your small group, or send some home with students to get extra practice. Students could play memory with these cards and the alphabet cards below, match a magnetic letter to the correct picture, or use a wipe off board to write down the beginning sound they hear.