For the past several years, I have been an ESL teacher at a school where a majority of my students come from low income families.
They have numerous obstacles to overcome before they even get to school each morning.
I can't control what is going on at home but I can guide them to success while they are at school.
My students love coming to school! This will be my 10th year of teaching and my second year as a dual language teacher. My partner teacher and I will have a variety of ability levels between our English and Spanish dominant classes that we will share this year.
The Magnetic Sound Sorting Boards, Phonological Awareness Learning Puzzles, and other phonological awareness activities will help my students to practice skills learned in class that will prepare them to be better and stronger readers.
Phonological awareness is critical for learning to read the alphabet and learning to read.
Phonemic awareness is important because it is critical to reading and spelling success. A child’s phonemic awareness is a powerful predictor of the likelihood of reading and spelling success. Children who can not distinguish and manipulate the sounds within spoken words have difficulty recognizing and learning the necessary print=sound relationship that is critical to proficient reading and spelling success. If a child has poor phonemic awareness it is difficult for them to discover the necessary link between print and sound.
Using these fun learning centers during independent and small group centers will assist them in practicing how letters make words. I want to prepare my student to be successful readers and spellers.
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