Monday, January 30, 2023

Teaching /th/ consonant diagraph

 I love teaching the /th/ combination. It can be a memorable and fun experience with the Amazing Action Alphabet Letter Combination Book. Watch how we're using thread to help with the correct placement and sound of this particular sound. 

Teaching beginning readers how to read CVC words using a rollercoaster!

Learning how to add three-part sounds together, consonant vowel consonant words can be challenging.  Here I am using a rollercoaster to make reading for the first time more effective.


Teaching the letter R with the Amazing Action Alphabet

    Ahoy! Have I mentioned how much I love teaching the letter R? While introducing the name of the letter R I like to pretend I am a pirate as I pull out my eye patch and say, "This letter's name is ‘R.' The Letter R is the same sound a pirate would make, ‘arr.’" When teaching the sound of the letter R, my students love to roller-skate, like R the Rhino in Amazing Action Alphabet Flip Chart. Your children will love this too!  Just draw skates on plane pieces of paper and skate around the room making the “r-r-r” sound. I hope using these ideas brings you as much joy as it does for me!

Learning to write using the top, middle, and bottom lines with The Amazing Action Alphabet Tree Template


    The Amazing Action Alphabet Tree Template is so simple and effective! It contains icons that help the child locate how to use the top, middle, and bottom lines. Notice the apple is at the top of the tree. Apples always fall down from trees, never up! This is the first step in helping children remember to not draw in an upward motion. The mouse is at the bottom of the tree helping the child remember that the child must touch the mouse hole when touching the bottom line. The owl is helpful when writing various letters like a lowercase e or k. The worms are placed in the dirt to help the child remember that some letters, like g, y, or j, go past the bottom line and into the “dirt.”This tree template can be used in conjunction with The Amazing Action Alphabet Handwriting Level 2 book


Teaching er (r-controlled vowel) Otherwise Known as "Bossy r"

Watch how simple and effective teaching the letter er combination can be done visually, auditorily, and kinesthetically by using The Amazing Action Alphabet Letter Combination Book!


Teaching ar (r-controlled vowel)


ar (r-controlled vowel) can be taught using the Amazing Action Alphabet Letter combination book in such a visual and kinesthetic way!  Watch how quickly she learned this letter combination!  

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Teaching The Letter Q

 I have so much fun teaching the letter and sound Q using the Amazing Action Alphabet flip chart and activity book.  Put on your fancy queen attire and together we can teach letter and sounds in a fun and easy way!

The CD is one of our best selling teaching tools and the letter Q song is a favorite!  Comment below and tell me what your favorite song is!