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WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TEACH PHONICS TO ELL FOR 1ST GRADERS

Apr 5, 2014 3:27pm

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    • Apr 7, 2014 6:32am

      I am an AIS reading teacher and my students seem to enjoy phonics tales which are books that have one particular phonic blend in the book. There are colorful pictures for picture cues and vocabulary enhancement. They also seem to like alphabet sounds teaching tubs....which can also be used for phonic instruction.

      • Apr 8, 2014 6:54pm

        Oh, and I forgot to add that I'm an ELL teacher, so the "say it and lay it" approach to the word sorts gives teachers lots of opportunities to focus on pronunciation of vowels, blends, dipthongs, etc. Good luck with your search!

        • Apr 10, 2014 12:23pm

          Lively Letters is a great program that personifies each of the letters. It's very engaging and our ELL students love learning about each "character." http://www.readingwithtlc.com/lively-letters.html

          Hope this helps,
          Katie Novak
          www.katienovakudl.com