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Need some help on phonics syllabus 
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Post Need some help on phonics syllabus
I have gathered some excellent material for teaching phonics (mostly from www.adrianbruce.com and of course www.mes-english.com :) ) and want to include phonics in my syllabus, seeing how poorly some of the children are doing in reading.
I want to spend 10-15 minutes on that during every lesson with 6-9 year-old children.
What and when? - this is my question.
I was going to start with the alphabet, then short cvc words but i am not sure what to do next (which vowel and consonant combinations first and which later, to be precise)
Thanks in advance :)


Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:27 pm
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Here's a thread where I posted the order I do things in
http://www.mes-english.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=74

There's a whole lot more in that thread as well.

There's debate as to what's best when, so I would try a few things out, mix in sight words and find a system that works best for you and your learners.

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Thank you, I think that thread replies all my questions :)


Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:15 pm
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Just one more thing: how exactly do you play letter hunt? Are the letters (or words?) hung everywhere in the room? Or do you use a board?


Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:56 am
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The letter hunt game is an actual hunt for foam letters around the room. I got a few foam letter sets fro the dollar store (100 yen store) and I hide them around the room. Students are outside and once I've finished hiding the letters, they come back in the room and look for the letters.

(I only do this with small groups of students. I can't imagine it working with large groups.)

I usually prepare some tape and tape letters in more difficult positions - on the ceiling, my back, a student's back ...

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