This double letters oo learning printable is a great resource for preschool children. Use this language student activity page to create hands-on learning-to-read activities for your students and oo phonogram activities.
Here is a general guideline for teaching digraphs to preschoolers:
- Introduce the concept: Start by explaining that a digraph is when two letters come together to make one sound. Show some examples of common digraphs like “th,” “sh,” “ch,” “ph,” etc. Use pictures, flashcards, and stories to help children associate the sound with the letters.
- Practice the sound: After introducing the concept, encourage children to make the sound themselves. Ask them to say words with the digraph sound, like “fish,” “shop,” “chip,” and “phone.” Make it fun and engaging by using games, songs, and rhymes.
- Teach the spelling: Once children are comfortable with the sound, introduce the spelling of the digraph. Use letter tiles, magnetic letters, or writing sheets to show them how to write the digraph.
- Reinforce learning: Repeat the lesson as often as needed. Encourage children to use the digraph in their writing and reading practice. Play games that involve spotting and identifying digraphs in words.
- Provide positive reinforcement: Praise children for their efforts and progress. Celebrate their successes and encourage them to continue learning.
Remember, every child learns differently, so be patient and flexible in your teaching approach. Keep the learning experience fun and engaging to help children develop a positive attitude towards the language.
how to teach children to read using phonics – the Montessori way
- Start with the sounds: The Montessori method teaches reading by building up the basics of sounds or phonemes. Instead of starting with the alphabet, focus on teaching your child the sounds that correspond to each letter of the alphabet.
- Introduce sandpaper letters: Montessori sandpaper letters can be used to teach children the shapes and feels of letters while also reinforcing the phonetic sounds. Children can trace over the letters with their fingers while you say the corresponding letter-sound.
- Use phonetic objects: Montessori uses objects to align with each sound, such as apple for the /a/ sound, ball for the /b/ sound, and so on. Children can group objects according to sound, working on sound discrimination.
- Create simple reading materials: Once your child has learned several letter-sounds, they can be used to create simple reading materials such as three-letter-word families. These can be used to practice sounding out words and building confidence.
- Practise word building: Use letter cards or moveable letters to make simple three or four-letter words, and ask your child to sound them out. You can also present flashcards with simple words that use familiar sounds and letters.
- Provide plenty of opportunities for reading: Building fluency in reading means plenty of opportunities for practice. Provide your child with a range of simple reading material and encourage them to practice regularly.
Remember that the Montessori methodology focuses on the child-led and hands-on approach, so teaching phonics should be done in a playful and enjoyable way to encourage children to learn in a fun way.
Student activity page (OO)
Present these materials to assist children in recognizing and using vowel digraphs in words, including sandpaper letter activities, moveable alphabets, and word-building exercises. By learning digraphs through this method, children develop their reading and writing skills, as well as their ability to identify and articulate sounds in words.
Age: Preschool ages 2.5 – 5 years
How to use this resource
This activity page contains many fun, quick, and engaging hands-on exercises. Children are prompted to practice letter formation, identify words that contain the vowel digraph, color, trace, and identify the digraph. The poster also has a visual demonstration of the pronunciation. The complementary sheet also contains images and labels for additional matching work and cutting exercise strips with the digraph oo.
Print on cardstock and laminate if you wish to reuse it, or print a black and white version for each student to complete. Gather pencils, crayons, pegs or counters, scissors, play dough, or some loose parts for children to build the digraph oo.
Present the phonogram and invite the child to say the sound correctly following the prompt, trace or build the digraph, color, match the picture to the picture and the word to the word, trace it, clip pegs onto correct boxes, and practice cutting.
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