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phonic help please !

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by oni44, May 24, 2012.

  1. oni44

    oni44 New commenter

    Hello

    I was just wondering which phase 4 activity  within phase 4 you would select for chn not yet  secure at phase3.  Any ideas would be great!

    Thank you
     
  2. oni44

    oni44 New commenter

    Hello

    I was just wondering which phase 4 activity  within phase 4 you would select for chn not yet  secure at phase3.  Any ideas would be great!

    Thank you
     
  3. EY_Teacher

    EY_Teacher New commenter

    Why would you be doing Phase 4 Activities with children that aren't secure in Phase 3?
     
  4. Simply include lots of opportunities to blend words, spell and write words which are longer, and have different structures, than CVC words - using the letter/s-sound correspondences already introduced.
    Phase four is a bit of an empty phase in that it does not introduce any further letter/s-sound correspondences - so all you really need to do is provide shorter and longer words from the outset of the structured phonics teaching.
     
  5. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    Why wouldn't you? There aren't any new phonemes introduced in phase 4 just longer words that they could have been reading fromphase 2.
     
  6. EY_Teacher

    EY_Teacher New commenter

    Sorry, been a long day. Read and then wrote Phase 4, but was thinking Phase 5!
     
  7. Just methodically press on with Phase Five and don't leave out any children.
    Make sure the slower-to-learn children get plenty of little and often phonics provision - more than once a day.
    Have you got an alphabetic code chart in your classroom to refer to any letter/s-sound correspondences both in your systematic and in your incidental phonics teaching?
    Do your children have a folder of their own work which includes a growing bank of graphemes and cumulative words and sentences?
    Teachers know about VAK - visual, auditory, kinaesthetic teaching and learning - but too often the phonics provision amounts to games and activities which don't belong to the children and which get switched off or packed away.
     
  8. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    Sorry but those <strike>stupid</strike> phases are a pet hate ... a child might be stuck on <are> <ear> <ure> from phase 3 but may need to know <ay> , <i-e> or <ea> from phase 5 and the way L&S has been split is creating a barrier to learning.
     
  9. Oh dear, the old 'We hate L&S' argument again!. In reply to the OP...
    I suppose it depends on which aspect of Phase 3 they're not yet secure with. If it's recognition and recall of certain digraphs (as long as they can orally blend and segment CVC words) you could use the opportunity to reinforce said digraphs through blending and segmenting CVCC / CCVC words which include these long vowels such as clown, start etc. I suppose using grapheme cards to lay out on a sound frame to make words to match pictures picked from a bag / dragged from under a shape on the IWB is a good starting point for segmentning including recall of the digraphs from Phase 3. If they're really struggling with recall, you could take it back a few steps and give them a sound frame with the other graphemes already filled in and a choice of, say 3 digraphs to put into the empty square. You can reverse the activity to give practise for blending for reading- This way, they can access the skill of blending adjacent consonants and practice what they need to secure from Ph 3 at the same time.
    Hope this helps.
     
  10. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    It isn't an arguement it is an opinion.
     
  11. Either way, it has nothing to do with the OP's question and ends up as the same old boring debate!!
    Why can't people just answer someone's question without lecturing?!
     
  12. Perhaps the 'lecturing' is actually suggesting a more effective way of working?
    Why do some teachers believe that critical thinking is a mortal sin?
     
  13. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    perhaps you missed this question from the second poster on the thread which people answered
     

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