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Spelling with Ziplock Bags and Magnetic Letters!

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Magnetic Letters

 

Inside Zip Lock Bags

 

Can Make a HUGE difference

 

For Learning to Sound Out Words!

 

 

Zip Lock bags and magnetic letters work wonders for teaching kids how to spell phonetically, especially when followed up with reading the word and writing the word that was placed inside the bag.

 

Phonetically spelling words is so important,  and the Candy 4WAY Phonics Curriculum for just $9.97 is helping parents teach their children to read thousands of words by sounding them out.

In addition to our many affordable phonics materials, we really enjoy finding hands-on ways to introduce phonetic concepts to children.  Spelling and sounding out words always go together, so I’m delighted to share this zip bag technique with you because it really, really works!

 

A simple approach like this can make all the difference in the world in how well a child learns:

1)    A spelling rule

2)    How to apply that rule when approaching a word

3)    How to picture a word

4)    How to arrange that word

5)    How to sound out and write that word

6)    How to hear and sound out that word from dictation.

Here’s how it works:

  • Look ahead at your child’s reading lesson that day.

  • Count and write down the words that you know he’ll struggle with.

  • Now, on the outside of the zip lock bags you’ll be using, label with a black magic marker a number on the outside of each bag. For example, if you have 5 words, then you’ll have 5 zip lock bags numbered 1 thru 5.

  • Write or type the words on a separate sheet of paper in the order you desire to introduce them to your child.

  • Place the magnetic letters for each one of those words in the zip-lock bag labeled with the number you desire for that word (one bag per word).

  • Now get out your magnetic board and hand the zip lock bag to your child. Have your child pour out the letters and place them randomly up on the magnetic board.

  • Tell your child the word, and have him spell the word with the letters he has placed up on the magnetic board. Help him sound out each word as he spells it with the magnetic letters. Make sure you tell him that he has to use ALL the letters in the bag.

  • Next, have him copy the word either on a dry erase board or a chalkboard or in a pan of salt if you think that would be fun.

  • Now, erase that word. Put the letters back into their bag, and go on to the second word in the zip bags while following the same procedure. Introduce all the zipped bags of words in the same manner.

  • When you’re all done, dictate each word to your child (one at a time) and have him write out each word with a pencil or on a dry erase board or on a chalk board (this time he’ll need to sound out the word from memory, so don’t hesitate to help him if he needs the help. You want him to spell the word correctly so that the first time he sees his own writing of that word, he’s looking at the correct spelling of the word).

  • Finally, take him into the reading lesson. Sounding out those “words to watch for” should now prove to be a tad easier for him.

 

Have fun with this – phonetically spelling words is supposed to be fun to learn!

If you need to break this whole plan up into two or three sessions – do it!

 

Sincerely,

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics

www.candy4wayphonics.com

P.S. Don’t forget to read Candy’s True Phonics Story!

 

 

 

 

Knowing the Spelling Patterns works!

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Teach your child the spelling patterns if you want him/her to learn to spell phonetically.

Now you can purchase 65 Large, Multisensory Phonics Flashcards/Wall Cards – all the phonograms and letters and blends along with all the possible spellings for each phonogram in printable/flashcard form for just $6.97.  Affordable?  It sure is! What’s more, you can print these on cardstock or print on regular copy paper and laminate as many times as you need throughout your teaching years. 

It’s so important to teach children to correctly spell using spelling patterns for the sounds they hear in word.  These 65 LARGE Colored Multisensory Flashcards/Wall Cards (available only from Candy 4WAY Phonics)are designed to help children learn all of the alphabet letter sounds, the short and long vowel sounds, and those 114 most common but tricky phonogram sounds. When printed, these Multisensory Flashcards/Wall Cards display Multisensory COLORED pictures as well as many catchy rhymes and phrases.

These are LARGE, 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch Multisensory COLORED Flashcard/Wall Cards in PDF Printable format – ready for you to print on paper or cardstock.

Each LARGE Colored Multisensory Flashcard/Wall Card picture appeals not only to a child’s sight, but also to his sense of touch, his appeal to colors, his sense of emotion, and his sense of hearing.

This is a great resource to help young children as young as preschool with phonemic awareness all the way up to older children who struggle in reading and need to learn not only the phonograms, but all the possible spellings for the phonogram sounds.

These 65 LARGE Colored Multisensory Flashcards/Wall Cards are also the perfect decor to surround a teacher’s classroom walls or a homeschooler’s education room.

Each of these Multisensory Flashcards/Wall Cards represents either one of the 26 alphabet letters sounds, one of the short or long vowel sounds, or one sound from the 114 most common but tricky phonograms.

For example, a freezing bear inside of an ice cube represents the sound of the phonogram br.

A hooting owl represents the sounds of long u, long oo, u_e, ue, ui, ew, ough.

Each of the long vowel sound Flashcards/Wall Cards displays all the possible spellings for each long vowel sound. For example, did you know that the sound of Long A can be spelled 10 different ways?

 

If you’ve ever viewed the television special about Marva Collins, you’ll remember those vintage multisensory alphabet letter wall cards that surrounded her classroom. Each wall card illustrated one multisensory picture that represented one of the alphabet letter sounds.

The Candy 4WAY Phonics 65 LARGE Colored Multisensory Flashcards/Wall Cards have been patterned after those vintage wall cards, except that each Candy Multisensory Wall Card has been updated with this generation’s styles.

Multisensory training takes advantage of the way our senses–hearing, sight, and touch — reinforce one another as we learn. The combination of listening, looking, and moving presented in these flashcard pictures creates a lasting impression—things connect to each other and letter sounds begin to fit into place in a child’s mind.

Once again, this is a great resource to help young children as young as preschool with phonemic awareness all the way up to older children who struggle in reading and need to learn not only the phonograms, but all the possible spellings for the phonogram sounds.

 

Sincerely,

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics

www.candy4wayphonics.com