I will be teaching primary students next week and they are not able to read yet, they have done a lot of phonics already but not much blending.
Anyone have any good resources for teaching kids how to read? Teaching strategies, flashcards etc
I already printed off all the Dolch words to make flashcards with them...
Oh and i found this nice PDF file for blending
Any advice for teaching phonics or blending will be appreciated
well, one way would be to show them simple 3 letter word like 'rat'
then show them what happens when you add a 'b' to the beginning
you get 'brat'
then show them with 'f' and 'rat'
you get 'frat'
try to do this will all blends that share the second letter, i.e. cr, br, fr, tr,... 'r' of course and then 'l'...
blends are important to Thais as they usually ignore them even in their own language... when you teach this make sure you tell the kids to pay close attention to your mouth, lips, teeth, and tongue... Thai : nahkrian, fung na, rueng nee sumkun mak mak, t(d)ong doo limfeebok, leh lin, leh fun khorng khroo
or just ask the thai assistant if there is one
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I have taught phonics for a year here to P1-P6 60% of my P2 can read. Pm me and I'll be happy to send you all the stuff, a 20 book reading scheme, 4 dictionaries, a stack of stuff that I did. This worked with Isaan kids who have no books and no access to Ferrang. Pm me your school addressOriginally Posted by tafy68
Are you leaving the country or something? I will send you a PM
Definetely not leaving, just have a plan and resources that work with your average poor Thai young beginner.Originally Posted by tafy68
have you thought about publishing your work?
serious question. a friend who has just gone back to england has had an offer, which he accepted for his maths m1, m2, m3 work, in book form, that was aimed at the thai curriculum.
the sort of things you have produced have a market. ???
if you want to, give me a pm and i'll give you contact details
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I'm going to be getting a package from P, hopefully next week. It sounds like he has done some good work.
I've been teaching phonics for a number of years now, both overseas and back home. There are several excellent series out there. I like Up and Away, a six book series that will take you from the alphabet up to syllable and sentence stress and everything in between. I like to supplement the basic series.
There are lots of resources on the internet for that for building supplemental materials.
Dolce is a separate matter. These are the most frequently used sight words. Essential for the kids to know, but not decodable by the rules of phonics. They should be taught separately.
In terms of blends, it's pretty straight forward. Just take your time.
As a part of your phonics program, make sure you teach the kids early the "rime" list ( Known by other terms as well). This includes the most frequent sound combinations, eg. esh, orn, and, end, etc....There should be about ninety of these. Print the blends separately on large laminated squares, then have a longer strip of paper containing various sequences of the rimes.
Once the students have this rime list and the blends down, it really opens up a vast new vocabulary. Get the Prefixes and suffixes in there fairly quickly and your students are going to build a pretty good vocabulary in pretty short order.
Actually if you go through the old threads in the classroom forum, you'll gleen plenty of usefull information.
Other posters prefer a series rather than Up and Away. So take your choice.
Good luck. Good to here some native speakers are getting their teeth into this with young students.
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Ah yeah the Dolch words are seperate to phonics, you can use phonics to read them tho (maybe not all of them)
We got a book to use, cant remember the name tho but its for american kids. So its quite advanced even tho they are one year behind on it.
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To be honest Keegan the books aren't that refined yet, just a way to get Thais to read. I don't really enjoy writing that much but these were just a neccessity. I've sent out all the books to 5 members so I'll wait for some feedback. The problem I have with publishing is these books were designed just for Thai readers. I don't want schools to buy them and think this is the complete answer. The books are useful when kids have been taught other skills in tandem.Originally Posted by keegan
the biggest problems here is that textbooks and materials on the internet make assumption thats kids can read and read for meaning. A large majority can't. Books need to use simple verbs many times in the present simple. when kids have mastered the present simnple then books should include the past. I'm teaching P4 top the past and future tense now and they have no problem because they can easily use the 40 most common verbs. They can read them for understandning, write them in context and speak them in there sentences.
I only want people to have the books who are likely to try the system. To many yes people here particularly in my experience Ferrang who moan a lot about the Thai system but can't be arsed to even lok at what I'm doing. cheers for the offer. Russ and other can let people know what they think. It worked for me but everyones different.
Yup P. I sure do hope those materials get here this week. I'm still waiting for my UBC magazine here on the eighth of the month.
I'm seriously considering just dropping everything for all M1's and M2's and concentrating the year on phonics. Truth told, I should probably do that with all my classes right up to and including M6.
I did initial lessons with all the M1's last week. Six classes times thirty five gives you.
It was very disheartening as I did some very simple flash card things for long and short vowels sounds. Wasn't that they're shy, just that they don't know, have never been taught, etc.
Some of the students had their books from P 6 with them. And there it was. Pages dedicated to stuff written from the board about Future Perfect, Future Perfect Continous. Passive forms, active forms.
How many verbs do the students have a functional understanding of ? A very rough understanding of three or four but to all intensive purposes, ditto, nil, nothing.
Basic Subject/Verb? Object structures...I might as well have been trying to explain the IMF role in Darfur.
Looking forward to the material P. My challenge is how I am going to adapt yours and my own material to classes of 35 that I see for fourty minutes, once a week.
But with the one's and two's I'm going for it, though it's going to mean developing a new outline. Apart from the basic problem of simply not seeing the students for long enough there is the compounding problem that the less frequently you see them, the more testing and review you have to do. Elements of quagmire methinks.
It's a sydrome, I'm sure there's a name for it, just don't know it.
So damn the torpedos and back to the basics.
I doubt the admin is going to bother me about this, I hope not. I've completed two successfull years almost. It's always been in the back of my mind that I'm unwillingto gog pointlessly forward with the students when they have no effective solid foundation. Time to stop and do it the right way.
Sorry about the spiel.
I sympathise Russ, you've got your work cut out. I sent the stuff last Thursday so hopefully it'll get to you. Keep having a go.
That's five days. Should be here soon.
A go I will keep having, for sure.
What book are you going to be using tafy?Originally Posted by tafy68
what you mean P1 cant read! at my school they have to be able to read - it is expected.....Originally Posted by tafy68
well ok to be truthful half of them cant and they are horribly left behind but hey that's Thailand! But the syllabus looks great..............
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