When you introduce alphabetic letter combinations for the first time, show the combination to your students by flashcard, printed material, chalkboard, etc.
If you use flashcards, purchase them from a store or make your own.
If you use printed material, type the letters in large font and print them from your computer or have a friend do it for you.
If you use the chalkboard, you may prefer "white boards" that use special markers with which you can erase whatever you write. You can find such products at places like Wal-Mart.
SUGGESTED TECHNIQUES FOR INTRODUCING LETTERS
Show the single letter or letter combination. Spell it! That means to say the NAME of each individual letter as its name occurs in the Alphabet when you say your ABC's.
Ask your student to say it after you and to point to the letter or letters displayed.
Show the single letter or letter combination again. Sound it! That means to say the SOUND of each individual letter as its name occurs in the SOUND CHART when you refer to the sound table and LISTEN to the recorded sound. The recorded sound is for your review. You, as the teacher, must SAY the sound out your mouth.
Ask your student to say each sound after you say it and to point to the letter or letters displayed.
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