I just got back from presenting at SDE (Staff Development for Educators) I Teach K, I Teach 1st, and DI (Differentiating Instruction) conferences in Las Vegas. This was part of one of my sessions. I'm receiving some emails and messages for directions, so I decided to give everyone a visual.
One way that I work with my students on these skills is to play a Battle of the Bands game. We first learn the song and activity whole group.
You will need some flash cards of the ABC's, phonics pattern cards, and word family cards based upon the phonics skill you are teaching your students. Sing the following words to We Will Rock You. Are you ready to clap? Slap, slap, CLAP! Slap, slap, CLAP! Slap, slap, CLAP! Slap, slap, CLAP!
Letter Bb, Letter B, says "b" (slap, slap) "b" (clap).
Letter Ss, Letter, s, says "Ss" (slap, slap) "s" (clap).
Sh, sh, says "sh" (slap, slap) "sh" (clap).
St, st, says "st" (slap, slap) "st" (clap).
at, at, says "at" (slap, slap) "at" (clap).
ink, ink, says "ink" (slap, slap) "ink" (clap).
op, op, says "op" (slap, slap) "op" (clap).
ay, ay says "ay" (slap, slap) "ay" (clap).
I am the conductor of this whole game and when I press the pretend "pause" button, they all freeze. Just like a video game.
Have fun! Thanks for stopping by!