Story Time Reads Nov. 5-9

PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Includes hearing and playing with the smaller sounds of words and recognizing that words are made up of a number of different sounds.

Why Is It Important?
Children who can hear how words "come apart" into separate sounds will be more successful at "sounding out" words when they start to read.

What Can You Do to Help Build This Skill?

  • Sing songs. Most break words up into one syllable per note. Reading works with syllables also.
  • Recite rhymes. Rhymes depend upon ending sounds.
  • Play with tongue twisters.
  • Pick a sound for the day. Notice it at the beginning of words and at the end of words. A song game I found online is to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." (Catchy, huh?)

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Word
Twinkle, twinkle little word
What's the new word to be heard?
If I take off the first sound
What new word will now be found?
Take the /sh/ off shout
Now the new word sounds like
_________(out).
 
Twinkle, twinkle little word
What's the new word to be heard?
If I take off the last sound
What new word will now be found?
Take the /er/ off hammer
Now the new word sounds like
______(ham).

What other words can you use? Chair ... phone ...  trash ... The possibilities are endless.
 
Reading Resource is a really great website with lots of reading activities. The "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Word" song came from there.

Books We Read

1 2 3 to the zoo monday is one day push button
1 ,2, 3 to the Zoo: A Counting Book
by Eric Carle
Monday is One Day
by Arthur A Levine
Push Button
by Aliki
cock a doodle moooo no dogs here  
Cock-a-Doodle Moooo!: A Mixed-Up Menagerie
by Keith DuQuette
No Dogs Here!
by Kathryn Hewitt