Decoding the Written Word
Phonics instruction focuses on teaching the relationships between sounds (phonemes) and letters (graphemes). Effective phonics instruction helps students use these relationships to read and write words. It includes blending, segmenting, and manipulating tasks as students practice using the taught letter-sound correspondences in their reading and spelling, and also includes letter recognition activities as needed.
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What kinds of writing activities do you do with your students and how could you use technology to improve reading and writing skills in your classroom?
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Make Books with Microsoft Word
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Make Books with Microsoft PowerPoint
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Excel an excellent option for teaching phonics for all grades
Go to "All Programs", Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel
Lets try some simple Excel activities
Type todays date in cell A1
Type tomorrows date in cell A2
Now highlight AI, A2, and A3 and see what happens
Now lets try this
Click sheet one at the bottom of the page
In cell C4 type "an"
In cell D4 type "at"
In cell E4 type "ad"
Now add some clip art to the top of each column
Now what could your students do?
Best of the Net for Phonics (additional resources available on
Fishing with Phonics from Garfield
Garfield's Easy Readers
Word Wall Words
I Know That
The Great Trampolini Game
Phonics and Word Study
Interactive Phonics and Language Arts
Wonderful Story for 1st Graders at
Roy the Zebra
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