Last Week's Featured Video: Short Vowel Sounds

Sep 30 2010 0 Comments by The ENB

"bonnieterry238" of YouTube Presents: (Teaching Reading)(Short Vowel Sounds)(Learn to Read)(Teaching Reading)

http://www.bonnieterrylearning.com: Learn how to teach the short vowels - easy way to learn the short vowel sounds. Learn how the short vowel sounds are on your body. Explained by Bonnie Terry, LD Specialist...

"I am tutoring a boy with special needs and have been pulling my hair out trying to think of ways I could teach the vowel sounds. This is wonderful. The cue's, and fun way you have this lesson set up is going to be very enjoyable for him. Thank you SO MUCH!" were one of the most recent comments on this youtube page by "akpace305"

So, how many of you out there are also pulling out your hair trying to figure out a neat way to teach the kids some vowel sounds?

However your techniques may be I'm sure you'll agree this video is worth a look...

About this Video:

Well, I don't really have a lot of time... but here are some excerpts...

"Learn how to teach the short vowels - an easy way to learn the short vowel sounds. Learn how the short vowel sounds are on your body. Explained by Bonnie Terry, LD Specialist, c/o http://www.bonnieterrylearning.com"...

"If reading came naturally, teaching reading would be a much easier job. Children would learn to read as readily as they learn to speak..."

"The communicative approach to language teaching has given instructors a different understanding of the role of reading in the language classroom..."

"Phonics is the most widely used approach to the teaching of reading and spelling...

"The study of short vowel sounds is vital to students' early reading and writing skills. Short vowel sounds are typically introduced to children before long..."

Taken from this link where you can find that full text: (Teaching Reading)(Short Vowel Sounds)(Learn to Read)(Teaching Reading)



You can find more information about lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn to read, and all that kind of stuff with these links:

Offers strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn to read. "Reading Rockets is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers research-based and best-practice information on teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle." You can find out more... at: www.readingrockets.org/

"A free website to teach children to read with phonics. For preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. Exciting phonics games and online interactive books." So many kids love this site! You should try it in the classroom... at: www.starfall.com/

"NCLRC is a joint project of Georgetown University,The George Washington University, and the Center for Applied Linguistics. We are located in Washington, DC, and are one of fifteen nonprofit Language Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education." You can find out more at: www.nclrc.org/

Some free online lessons... if you sign up though... at: www.learntoreadfree.com/

There are so many printable activity worksheets available in each section for free! Check out the "By grade" section... at: www.kidzone.ws/

Excellent job Bonnie Terry-sensei! I'm sure many of us here in Japan and around the world will enjoy your video.

The ENB

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