Use this presentation to teach children letter names and the sounds they make. Use repetition in a fun engaging format to improve speed and fluency. Excellent for introducing the alphabet and letter phonics to beginner or struggling readers. Totally customizable!
Can be used to teach kids the names of the letters of the alphabet or can be used to teach kids the sound each letter makes.
Slides are designed to be used to teach five letters at a time. At the end of each five letter sequence, the letters are grouped and examples of words using those letters are given.
To teach letter names:
1. Say the name of the new letter for the learners and have them repeat after you.
2. Go through the slide sequence and stop before the letters are group.
3. Here's where it gets fun:
Get a stopwatch out (cellphone, wall clock or legit stopwatch)
Start at the beginning of the sequence and time the class to see how long they take to read the letter on each slide. Only progress to the next slide when you are satisfied with the learners' pronunciation of the letter. Stop the time when you reach the end of the sequence.
4. Tell the learners the time to beat, then go back to the beginning of the sequence.
5. Time the learners again while they try to beat their time!
6. When the learners beat their time (they will) allow them to congratulate themselves and each other however you see fit. I use a pat on the back for themselves and the person next to them.
To teach letter sounds, use the above process but introduce each letter as follows:
"a says _____(say the phonetic sound of the letter)
b says ______, etc.
By the end of the program kids will be recognizing letter names and phonics like its nobody's business!