Geared for Parents and Teachers:
Kids learn to read best, not when they complete worksheets and drills, but when they see ideas in the world they want to discover, and they realize reading is one powerful way to help them do this. This blog helps provide them intriguing books and science/world ideas, encourage their discussions, and hopefully inspire them to dig deeper.
Monday, January 25, 2010
CURRICULUM MONDAY -- SHORT VOWELS AND TONGUE TWISTERS
So he just knows how to read short vowel words? No problem. There's still so much he can read. That is fun. And silly.
Here are a few tongue twisters below I made up that use mostly short vowels. (Okay, so I copied a few of them.) The object is not to help him -- at all. The reward for him once he conquers the words is to get to say the tongue twister over and over -- the faster, the better. Add some acting to it or some running or hopping -- it's amazing how much more fun reading is when you get to hop and run and do skits, right?
NOTE: A) Okay, you can help with the non-short vowel words that are in boldface, but nothing nothing nothing else. B) Periodically I will offer other tongue twisters for other phonic skills.
1. The bass with a bad back Dad whacked with a bat. 2. Will the vet get that pet into a net? Not yet. 3. How many cans can a canner can