¡Hola! This is one of many pronunciation pages that I have used in the classroom. It is intended for students to use orally, in pairs or small groups, with teacher guidance. My students seem to enjoy this type of activity and are generally successful in helping each other to improve their pronunciation. Many are excited to participate at the end, demonstrating what they've learned.
Overview: This is a pronunciation summary for the Soft C, S and Z, all of which sound like an 'S'.
- a summary of the pronunciation rules for each letter
- a mixed list of words that contain one or more of these letters, for oral practice
- flashcards for every word on the oral practice page, plus a few extras
How I use this: I generally introduce this to students by reminding them of the pronunciation of each of these letters, modeling and practicing with them aloud using select words from the page. After that, I have them get into pairs or small groups and practice all the words on the page. I encourage students to listen to each other, and to correct each other as needed. Of course, I float throughout the room and assist students as needed. When students are finished, I bring the class back together and call on students to pronounce the words aloud.
Duration: Depending on the age and dynamics of the class, I'd say it takes 1 to 3 minutes to introduce the assignment, 3 to 5 minutes for students to practice together, and then another 2 to 4 minutes to bring the class back together to share what they've learned.
This set is also available in my C, K, Q, S, Z bundle:
MINI BUNDLE: Spanish Pronunciation: C, K, Q, S, Z: Rules, Practice, Flashcards +
Additional Pronunciation Resources
~ The Six Vowels
~ B & V
~ Hard & Soft C
~ D & T
~ Hard & Soft G
~ L & LL
~ N & Ñ
~ R & RR
~ Hard C, K & Q (Summary)
~ C, K, S, Q & Z (Summary)
~ G, H & J (Summary)
~ MINI-BUNDLE: G, H & J
~ ...and more!
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