Here is a Powerpoint with simple animation that I use when I sing the song Alphabet Sounds by Barbara Milne with my whole class. It includes 28 slides with high quality graphics. I have timed the slides to match up with the letter sounds in the song. You just need to insert the music file into the PowerPoint and have it start immediately from the beginning.
Also included are two pages that I created for my students to help them master the alphabet sounds. I print out both pages for each of my students. I glue them on a piece of construction paper (front & back). I then laminate them and pass them out to each student when we practice our sounds. I play the song Alphabet Sounds by Barbara Milne and have my students touch the letters and pictures as they sing along. I show the PowerPoint as the students follow as well. This helps reinforce what letter or item they should be touching. I have found that especially students, with English as a second language (all grades), master their alphabet sounds easier using these follow along pages while singing the Alphabet Sounds song. I have the file in both Rich Text Format for Windows/Mac (so you can edit) and PDF.
*You can find Barbara Milne's Alphabet Sounds song HERE
*There is no music file included due to copyrights.
I loved the powerpoint and the graphics but I just had trouble getting the song to play automatically across the slides. Great powerpoint!
September 3, 2012
I will try this activity this school year. Thanks!
August 2, 2012
B for creativity because I have seen other ideas for this song using much the same ideas,but I really liked the ideas of having 'reading' sheets for the students to use as the power point is being used.