Wanting some カタカナ Cards with a difference for your students?
This printable カタカナ Card Set feature shape backgrounds aligned to the specified vowel sounds. This resource has the ability to meet different student ability levels, whilst they are learning to recognise the script. In particular, these cards have an engaging design feature that can benefit supporting students with special needs or learning difficulties to become familiar with basic features of カタカナ.
Utilising a special education pedagogy of "strategy instruction" to generalise new knowledge, a student learning their カタカナ begins to recognise the phonetic and phonemic rhyming CV sound patterns, in conjunction with the existing mnemonic stories that Japanese teachers often use to teach カタカナ. The shapes behind the katakana symbols look engaging and creative, whilst reinforcing the specific sound patterns each symbol belongs to. Can also be highly useful when teaching combination katakana that rely on the イ line with small ヤユヨ, as the shapes behind the katakana symbols can prompt students with special learning needs to identify a smaller range of symbols or a targeted sound line in deciding which symbols to put together.
Extra cards with some basic カタカナ sound conventions with ten ten/maru and rules for little ツヤッユヨ are also included, so that students can use in conjunction with their cards.