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The problem with gappy phonics Most children do learn blending in spite of gappy phonics. The invisible sound which can block phonic blending. The problem is that these gaps are not empty. It was adopted by Tony Blair when wanting to sound less posh. Another problem with gappy phonics. Much of the character of a consonant comes from the way it joins to the vowel.
For many children, my guess is that it's the same for lots of the letters. Teaching smooth phonics. I've sketched out some logical stages for teaching continuous blending for CVC words. The idea is that the children get to be accurate and fluent on each step before moving on to the next. For some children each step could take Stretch Vowels - Monterey Babe Aquarium - Stretch Vowels or weeks of brief daily practice, especially to unlearn old habits.
Other child could get the point much quicker. Go through the steps just with those easy letters. This means that she can get on with learning the blending processes, without coping with letters which are difficult for the child.
So you could leave out those troublesome letters that the child confuses, or which they have trouble saying properly. When the child can do all the steps with the handful of favourite letters, then she, hopefully, will have got the idea of blending.
Then you can go back through the steps, and practice with all the other more tricky letters. Put your finger on the left of the line. Move sharply to pause under the "m". When your finger touches the button start sounding mmmm pause while you sound. Get the children to practice with all the letters. I'll say it slow, then I'll say it fast:. Get the children to copy you. You say it slow First they copy your slow version, then they say it fast.
Demonstrate fast to slow. I'll say it fast, then I'll say it slow:. Step 2b. Write up a word, e. Put your finger on the left end of the line. Move sharply to the first button: " aaa". Then, without a gap, move sharply to next button: "mmm". Practise with very EOD 1.0 - H8R, DRH - EOD and shorter soundings.
Get the children to sound it as you point. CVCs with continuous consonants. These are the stop consonants:. In Read Write Incthey are called the bouncy ones. Where did these ideas come from? I was reminded of it when my grandson returned from two years at school in Spain. Stretch Vowels - Monterey Babe Aquarium - Stretch Vowels hen he tried phonic blending, he used continuous sounding, very different from current UK practice.
Search this site. Summary of Precision teaching. Smooth phonics. Demonstration in the video. Explanations in the page below. Sounding-out without the gaps. But you don't need to show any diagrams to the children Do the blending just with the letters, as in the video.
Demonstrate on the board:. Make them up from the list. Their turn: You say it slow It is a crucial join, which many children can't make when they do gappy phonics. Your finger starts at the left end of the line. Then stop as your finger moves sharply to the end of the line. Don't pause on the b.
Practice this with the children, for lots of combinations, all Les Grognards - Edith Piaf - Les Grognards vowels, starting with the stop consonants, which are. You move along the line steadily.
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You have to quickly bounce off the stop consonants on your way to or from the vowel. You pause on the vowels and continuous consonants. You do say-it-slow and then say-it-fast on each word.
Smooth phonics Demonstration in the video. Another problem with gappy phonics Much of the character of a consonant comes from the way it joins to the vowel. Teaching smooth phonics I've sketched out some logical stages for teaching continuous blending for CVC words.
Move Stretch Vowels - Monterey Babe Aquarium - Stretch Vowels to the first button: " aaa" Then, without a gap, move sharply to next button: "mmm". These are really CVC words, with the final consonant Blueberry / Old Time Picking Parlor - Marcel Dadi - Guitar Legend Volume 1 off.
Remember to pause under both letters. Start with lots of listening practice for say-it-slow, say-it-fast, without visible words. Get the children to copy you in saying CVCs slow then fast. Then you say some slow, they have to say fast. You say some fast, they have to say slow. Do say-it-slow, say-it-fast. You pause on the vowels and continuous consonants You do say-it-slow and then say-it-fast on each word.
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