Use this Phonics Chart below as part of your preschool lesson plans as you teach children to read. Teaching short vowels is the beginning of a long but tried preschool curriculum. Begin with 3 letter words that are grouped phonetically, work through slowly using words that the kids already know.
Refrigerator magnet alphabet is a great tool for word building. Be creative, think of ways to use these words listed below in your kindergarten reading program, or check out some other books to practice phonics with vowels. Insert some of these words into your preschool worksheets to supplement your kindergarten reading program.
2&3-LETTER WORDS WITH THE VOWEL "a"
Simple Phonics Lesson Plans
Simple phonic words are best learned when kids associate the words with objects and writing. As you teach phonics lessons to preschool kids, try looking for miniature objects that give an objective meaning to the words and match them.
Pick out 3 words from the phonics chart that you think is in your child's vocabulary library. This is where they begin to recognise written words and match them with verbal sounds. You can incorporate phonics games into the phonics lessons.
The phonics chart may have words that your child have not been exposed to. This is a great opportunity to increase his vocabulary and learn some new words as he learns to through the phonics lesson plans.
Eg Teaching the word CAT from the phonics chart
First, look for a miniature toy cat. Find toys as close to reality as possible in terms of colour. Try not to choose plastic looking red coloured cat.
Let the kid feel and play with it and say, "CAT"Then using the alphabet cards: C A T, (assuming the child has already learned the sounds of each of these letters), combine AT for the blended sound, then move C into AT to form the sound "CAT"
Place the word next to the toy cat so he can associate the two.
When the child is ready to write, it is good to isolate the sounds as he writes out the word. Eg Say the sound of C as he prints "C", then say the sound of "a" as he writes "a" and the same goes with "t". Then combine the sounds and say C -AT = CAT.
For verbs like hop, jog, sit...etc, you may use actions instead of pictures.
This method incorporates sightreading, hearing, touching - the more sensorial applications there are in your phonics activities, the more fun and easy it is for the child to learnThis is a readwritethink and feel principle.