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LESSON SEVEN EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES TO BE FOLLOWED EACH DAY

PREPARE

Make sure you DO the following EACH day of the week!

Now that your student knows the names of the letters of the Alphabet you will begin to teach the short sounds of the vowels. Concentrate on separating the letters AEIOU from the Alphabet and presenting the sounds. Each letter that is presented will have two sounds as you will see in the word examples given below.

REVIEW LAST WEEK'S SONG. REVIEW IT EACH DAY! Look for it in the Menu!!!

Aa The long sound is like the A in Aim
The short sound is the
a in apple

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

Ee The long sound is like the E in Eat
The short sound is like the
e in egg

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

Ii The long sound is like the I in Item
The short sound is like the
i in inch

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 The long sound is like the O in Old
The short sound is like the
o in odd

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

Uu The long sound is like the U in Universe
The short sound is like the
u in umbrella

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!

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 late. 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 at.

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!

DAILY DICTATION Dictate just the sounds of the following letters. Do not dictate the words. Say only the short sounds. The words are below to remind you of the proper short sounds for each vowel.

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

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

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 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

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

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, 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, 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, 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

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.

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