|'Learn 4 School' with Incy Wincy|
We have a great time exploring nursery rhymes at 'Learn 4 School'. So much great learning is achieved through a nursery rhyme.
A very important part of our learning program is the development of 'Phonemic Awareness'.
PHONEMIC AWARENESS is essential for reading competence. The student needs to be able hear the individual sounds or 'phonemes' that words are made up of. They also need to manipulate these sounds and hear rhyme and syllables. They need to manipulate the sounds in words, for example: /mat/ into /pat/. The children need to break apart the sounds in words and hear that words are made up of different phonemes.
We use our Nursery Rhyme as the basis for this program.
We then break the nursery rhyme into it's verses, and present this using both the corresponding graphic from our resource and the written words.
While reinforcing the rhyme with this resource, we give great attention to hearing the rhyme sound in each of these verses.
At the completion of using the graphic and words resource, we discuss the sequence of the rhyme with the students. We offer the graphic only cards to the students in dis-ordered array to re-order the rhyme.
This resource also comes with the verses in written text only, we don't use this with the students in the 'Learn 4 School' class, but this is a great extension for students who are working at the higher level.
Students love learning through nursery rhymes. They are a fantastic phonemic awareness teaching tool as they are usually an already known literature source.
When we have completed all of the nursery rhymes in our Nursery Rhyme set - Incy Wincy Spider, Hickory Dickory Dock, Humpty Dumpty, Hey Diddle Diddle and Little Miss Muffet, we then increase the students phonemic awareness skills by playing the nursery rhyme games.
Rhyme Grid Bingo
Find the Rhyme Bingo
This game requires the students to independently find the words that match using the 'memory match' format.
All of these colourful hands-on learning resources are available fully prepared: http://www.edspecially4u.com.au/shop/abc-4-me/phonemic-awareness/
This structured and sequential program is just one of the fun ways that we explore this well loved nursery rhyme. The children love our craft and hands on learning activities that include fine motor skills and number skills of position, counting with one to one correspondence, and numeral recognition. The 'Learn 4 School' program develops the foundation skills necessary to establish
the LOVE of LEARNING