Tag: kindergarten

Teaching Y as a Vowel!

This is a tricky one, of all the phonics rules the ones surrounding the letter and sounds of ”y” are difficult to find out. Especially after our students have gone through learning The names of the letters and then the sounds they can make, and maybe even that some of those letters have more than one sound, and then we show them ”y”

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

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