Saturday, 11 August 2012

Dalmatian Dogs

We used this website to create these origami dalmatian dogs. We have been learning to read and write 'og' words this week and the children have been doing a great job listening carefully to the sounds (phonemes) that they can hear and then writing them down. 

By the end of the week during our phonics session I was asking children to listen carefully and robot (this is the way we are learning to sound out words) the word 'dog', write it down, then change it to 'dig', once they had done that I asked them to change 'dig' to 'big'. It was great to see them moving their arms like a robot and saying the sounds that they could hear quietly to themselves before erasing d and writing b. We did the same with 'log' to 'leg', and 'mog' to 'mig' then 'pig'. 

While this week the focus is on 'og' words, we will spend several weeks learning to sound out, read, and write the all of the vowel phonemes in cvc words (about one vowel sound a week). 

"CVC words are words that follow the pattern consonant-vowel-consonant. These are considered the simplest words and the starting point of many phonics programs (after some work on initial sounds). These words highlight the short vowels such as the a in cat, the e in bed, the I in fin, the o in top, and the u in sub."

We have also been reading this dog poem, and the children practiced writing independently with these 'og' words using the whiteboards and chalkboards during our reading and writing sessions.

I love how each dog is slightly different covered with carefully drawn spots.

Check out our other phonics art and craft:
Watch Out, Bats About - 'at' words.
Pink Peg Pigs - 'ig' words.
Happy Hens - 'en' words. 
Lovely Ladybugs - 'ug' words.

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