Tag: kindergarten

Free Magic E Online Games list.

Following on from the great response from teachers in having these games in one easy bookmarked place I have made on for Magic or Silent E as well. These games are harder to find it appears so i hope this will be of use as well. I have played them all and as usual they are a mixed bag. I also have one of mine in App and online form and will put the usual links below it

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7 Free Short Vowel and CVC Online Games for Desktop and Classroom…

Following on from the selection of rhyming games post a few weeks ago I have put together a list of short vowels and Phonic CVC online games for teachers to be able to easily access in lessons. There are three of mine on there, mainly and i hope not arrogantly but it seems there are a lot of older games out there that are starting to look very dated. I will let you judge that for yourselves.

Should You Teach Phonics in Kindergarten?

I wanted to start this off with a question, and it’s mainly aimed at ESL kindergarten teachers. I am wondering how you teach the Alphabet in K1, 2 and 3? I am a Primary teacher who mainly teaches year 1 to 3 in my school, as do most of the teachers on Hong Kong’s Native teacher scheme. (NET scheme), and most of our students come up from K.3. with great knowledge of the letter names of English but less so the relationship between the sounds and the letters

TRUGS: Teaching Reading Using games

TRUGS, or ”Teaching Reading Using Games” is a Synthetic phonics system I stumbled on a few years ago at a Education Expo in Hong Kong. I attend these things with a ”look what you could have won” mindset as they are usually showing off equipment or resources that my school at the time couldn’t, wouldn’t and probably shouldn’t invest in. Things like holographic projects, VR suites for whole classes, 8k interactive white boards, that supply coffee, that type of thing