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Phonics and More: Holiday Fun! Reading Skills for Pre-K and Kindergarten

Join me for 4 weeks of high-paced reading adventures with a holiday twist! Students will build essential skills in phonemic awareness and phonics with multi-sensory holiday activities, games, and songs.
Joanne Saulsberry
50 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 7 learners
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Over 4 weeks
30 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.1 (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.

Students will identify letters and corresponding sounds to blend words.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Associate the short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.
 I am certified in Elementary Education with a Bachelor's degree from the teaching college, Winthrop University.  I have 22 years combined experience in elementary and early childhood classrooms in the public and private sectors.  I have been a private tutor and consultant for 5 years for students ages 4 to 12, helping students make great gains in reading.  I am trained in both Zoo-phonics and Orton Gillingham language arts curriculums and utilize multi-sensory strategies in my teaching.
No formal homework will be assigned, but suggestions for follow-up activities may be offered.

 1 file available upon enrollment
1. Handouts provided by teacher: Letter Grid, Blending Mat, Sound Slide Sheet, Do You Hear What I Hear Printout 2. Letter Grid (please cut apart and place in a small ziploc baggie) 3. 6 counters for counting sounds and words (ex. fun holiday objects like marshmallows, candy, holiday erasers, small toys, etc) 4. Salt or sand for tactile writing (rice or grits also works) 5. Shallow container to hold salt/sand (use a contrasting color that will show well when student writes a letter)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No formal assessment is given for this class, but the teacher will informally assess student comprehension through question and answer responses.
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Joanne SaulsberryJourneys In Learning With Ms. Joanne
50 total reviews
43 completed classes

About Me

Join Me on the Journey:
Are you looking for an experienced teacher who makes learning fun?   Well, look no further.  My name is Joanne Saulsberry.  I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Winthrop University, and I have... 
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