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LESSON ELEVEN EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES TO BE FOLLOWED EACH DAY

PREPARE

Now that your student knows the names of the letters of the Alphabet you are teaching the short sounds of the vowels. And you are beginning to teach some of the other letter sounds too.

Concentrate on separating the letters AEIOU from the Alphabet as you present the other sounds. Each vowel letter that is presented will have two sounds (long and short) as you will see in the word examples given below.

ALL THE LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET THAT ARE NOT VOWELS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE CONSONANTS. Remember this.

You will need to know which letters are vowels and which letters are consonants. Aa, Ee, Ii, Oo, Uu are vowels. Bb, Cc, Dd, Ff, Gg, Hh, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz are consonants.

You may have been taught that y is sometimes a vowel. You may have knowledge of others but for right now please teach ONLY what I have presented to you.

REVIEW

Aa Long A sounds like the A in Aim
Short A sounds like the
a in apple

Short A is a cry baby who cries all the time: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Ee Long E sounds like the E in Eat
Short E sounds like the
e in egg

Short E is like an old man who needs a hearing aid and has difficulty understanding what was said to him: Eh?

Ii Long I sounds like the I in Item
Short I sounds like the
i in inch

Short I is the sound a pig makes when he is seeking to find a way out of his pen: Make i sound like the i sound in the word pig! iiiiiiiiii!

Oo Long O sounds like the O in Old
Short O sounds like the
o in odd

Short O is the sound the doctor asks you to make when he wants to look at your throat: ah!

Uu Long U sounds like the U in Universe
Short U sounds like the
u in umbrella

Short U is the sound a weight lifter makes when he lifts his weights high over his head: Uuuuuuhhh!

The student should have his hand at all times pointing to the alphabet letter referred to, as he sings each song! The words to the following songs are modified and adaptable to the suggested melodies listed below: (As the supervisor, you may want to make up your own tune instead. The objective is to make memorizing the alphabet SOUNDS as much fun as possible!)

a Sounds like the a in cat

e Sounds like the e in leg

i Sounds like the i in hit

o Sounds like the o in hot

u Sounds like the u in hut



NOW LET'S SING!



THE VOWELS AEIOU   (Sung to the traditional melody of "DID YOU EVER SEE A LASSIE?")

Let's sing   a   eio   u   are vowels   are vowels;
Sing   a   eio   u   are a family of vowels;

There's   a, and there's   e,     There's    i,   o   and   u;
Without them, there are no words, this is true;

Let's sing   a   eio   u;     Al-ways stay     to-geth-er    cause   a   eio   u   are a family of vowels!




THE FOLLOWING SONGS SHOULD BE FIRST STUDIED BY YOU BEFORE PRESENTING THEM TO YOUR STUDENT. SING THE SONGS EACH DAY. DON'T SKIP DAYS! The "Old MacDonald" song is a song that your student (and you) should be able to sing rapidly without hesitation. Since this probably won't be the case today, please practice this song together several times throughout each day. It is important that the vowel sounds become an integral part of your memory bank.



CONSONANTS   (To recite the consonants in order use the standard musical scale up and down concluding with the rhythmic pattern of "SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT--TWO BITS"!)

(Go up the scale:)     bcdfghjk

(Go down the scale:)     lmnpqrst

(Rhythm to "SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT")    V W X-----Y Z!




CONSONANTS   (Sung to the traditional melody of "A HUNTING WE WILL GO"!)

Verse One: b c d
b and c and d;     b and c and d;     b c d are consonants     b--c--d!

Verse Two: f g h

Verse Three: j k l

Verse Four: m n p

Verse Five: q r s

Verse Six: t v w

Verse Seven: x y z




The student should have his hand at all times pointing to the alphabet letter referred to as he sings each song:

The words to the following songs are modified and adaptable to the suggested melodies listed below:  (The supervisor may want to make up his own tune instead.  The objective is to make memorizing the alphabet  SOUNDS as much fun as possible!)

The capitalized letters are to be sung by name.  The lower case letters are to be sung by short sound.  i.e. a(cat)  e(leg)  i(hit)  o(hot)  u(hut);




VOWELS  (Sung to the traditional melody of "JINGLE BELLS"!)

AA a
EE  e
II  iii
OO  o
UU  u

a e i o u




VOWELS   (Sung to the traditional melody of "OLD MACDONALD"!)

A has a short vowel sound   a  a  a  a  a;
E has a short vowel sound   e  e  e  e  e;

With an AA--a;     EE--e;     A--a;     E--e;     A--a;     E-e;

a and e are short vowel sounds  AEIOU!


I has a short vowel sound   i  i  i  i  i;
O has a short vowel sound   o  o  o  o  o;

With an II--i;     OO--o;     I--i;     O--o;       I--i;     O--o;

i and o are short vowel sounds   AEIOU!

U has a short vowel sound   u  u  u  u  u;
Let's sing all five short vowel sounds   aeiou!

A says a;     E says e;     I--i;     O--o;     U says u;     Now we know our short vowel sounds   aeiou!




LETTER A   (Sung to the traditional melody of "AMAZING GRACE"!)

Amazing A
Two sounds you say;
Long A in ape says your name;
Short A in apple's like a baby's cry
a  a,  Let's sing it again!




LETTER B   (Sung to the traditional melody of "BILLY BOY, BILLY BOY"!)

B says buh
Billy Boy, Billy Boy;
B says buh, Charming Billy;
Blow up  big balloons;
Bark like blue baboons;
Billy Boy, B says buh!   Let's be silly!




LETTER C   (Sung to the traditional melody of "SHE'LL BE COMING 'ROUND THE MOUNTAIN'!)

I know cat has the C sound of kuh;
(echo) kuh---kuh!
I know city has the C sound of ssss;
(echo)   ssss---ssss!
C has no sound of its own;
From K and S it takes a loan
Of the two sounds that it makes kuh and ssss!

I know coffee has the C sound of kuh;
(echo) kuh---kuh!
I know circus has the C sound of ssss;
(echo)  ssss---ssss!
C has no sound of its own;
From K and S it takes a loan
Of the two sounds that it makes kuh and ssss!

(Shout out) kuh and ssss!




LETTER D   (Sung to the traditional melody of "FOR HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW"!)

Delightful D is a dinosaur;
Delightful D is a dolly;
Darling Dora gets dishes done;
Singing Diddley--Daddley--Dee!

Diddley--Daddley--Dee!
Diddley-Daddley--Dee!

Dora deserves Daddy's dollar;
For doing her chores cheer-ful-ly;
Darling Dora gets dishes done;
Singing Diddley--Daddley--Dee!




LETTER E  (SUNG TO THE TRADITIONAL MELODY OF "POP GOES THE WEASEL"!)

Long E says E;   Short E says eh;
Just like in Easter e-gg;
Both E's connect two consonants
In feet and leg!




DAILY DICTATION Dictate just the sounds of the following letters. Do not dictate the words. Say only the sounds:

a ate am e eat egg i ice it o only odd u unite up



Dictate the following letters or vowels to your student. Mix them up. Say the
long and short sounds but say them out of order. The sounds are considered long when the sound is the same as the name of the letter. For instance, the long sound of a can be heard in the word ate. It sounds the same as the name of the Alphabet letter Aa. The short sound is the other sound you hear in the word examples. For instance, the short sound of a is the sound of a which you hear in the word am.

Dictate the sounds only. Do not dictate the words. Do not give clues. Say the sounds while your student writes them down. Correct each time a letter is put on paper. Let your student identify the sound you say with what he or she has written down on paper. Make sure that your student corrects his or her mistakes.

Dictate the following letters by long sound only!
Don't forget to correct your student each time!
When you finish, start over! Start over again and again!!!

a, i, e, u, o, a, a, a, o, u, u, u, a, o, u, a, o, o, i, i, a, a, a, e, e, e, i, e, i, e, i, o, e, a, a, e, u, o, i, u, o, i, u, a, a, a, e, e, a, e, i, i, i, u, u, i, u, i, u, o, a, i, e, u, o, a, a, a, o, i, u, o, i, u, a, a, u, u, u, a, o, u, a, o, o, i, i, a, a, i, e, i, e, i, o, e, a, a, e, u, o, i, u, o, i, u, u, i, u, i, u, o, a, i, e, u, o, a, u, o, a, i, e, u, o, a, a, a, o, i, u, o, i, u, a, u, i, u, o, a, i, e, u, o, a, a, a, o, u, u, u, a, o, u, a, u, i, u, u, i, u, i, u, o, a, i, e, u, o, a, a, a, o, i, u, o, i, u, a, a, u, u, u, a, o, u, a, o, o, i, i, a, a, i, e, i, e, i, o, e, a, a, e, u, o, i, u, o, i, u, u, i, u, i, u, o, a, i, e, u, u, o, a, i, u, u, i, u, i, u, o, a, i, e, u, o, a, u, o, a, i, e, u, o, a, a, a, o, i, u, o, i, u, a, u, i, u, o, a, i, e, u, o, a, a, a, o, u, u, u, a, o, u, a, u a, i, e, u, o, a, a, a, o, u, u, u, a, o, u, a, o, o, i, i, a, a, a, e, e, e, i, e, i, e, i, o, e, a, a, e, u, o, i, u, o, i, u, a, a, a, e, e, a, e, i, i, u, u, i, u, i, u, o, i, u, u, i, u, i, u, o, a, i, e, u, o, a, u, o, a, i, e, u, o, a, a, a, o, i, i, o, e, a, a, e, u, o, i, u, o, i, u, u, i, u, i, u, o, a, i, e, u, o, a, a, a, o, i, u, o, i, u, a, a, u, u, i, e, i, e, i, o, e, a, a, e, u, o, i, u, o, i, u, a, a, a, e, e, a, e, i, i, a, i, e, u, o, a, u, o, a, i, e, u, o, a, a, a, o, i, u, o, i, u, a, o, u, a, o, o, i, i, a, a, i, e, i, e, i, o, e, a, a, e, u, o, i, u, o, i, u, o, i, u, a, u, i, u, o, a, i, u, o, i, u, a, u, i, u, o, a, i, e, u, o, a, a, a, o, u, u, u, a, o, u, a, u a, i, e, u, o, a, a, a, o, u, u, u, a, o, u, a, o, o, i, i, a, a, a, e, e, e, u, a, o, u, a, o, o, i, i, a, a, a, e, e, e, a, u, i, u, o, a, i,

This is an essential to the teaching in of all the following lessons. Do not allow yourself to become bored with the constant repetition. Do not encourage your student to become bored because this constant repetition is very necessary for what is to follow. You don't see the full picture right now. When you do see the full picture then you will look back at the repetition and see its value.

PRACTICE YOUR HANDWRITING ALSO HANDWRITING EXERCISES FOR DAILY PRACTICE

HANDWRITING EXERCISES

A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I, i, J, j, K, k, L, l, M, m, N, n, O, o, P, p, Q, q, R, r, S, s, T, t, U, u, V, v, W, w, X, x, Y, y, Z, z

When learning to write your letters always start at the top and move your pencil all the way down i.e. / (A) \.

Start at the left side when there is more than one tall part to a letter i.e. | (H).

Start at the top of all curved parts and follow the curve around i.e. ( (O).

Remember the following clue words: TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE!

The first letter in each word of the following sentence is a clue to remember. TLFC means TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE! Look at the first letter of each word in the following easy sentence to remember. It should help you. Tommy Loves Fat Cats!

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