Learning To Read At Home In Spanish Day 2 – Phonemes

If you missed Lesson One, you can find it here

Objective:  Use knowledge of letters and letter sounds to correctly spell the words mamá, papá, Ana, Memo and y

Here are the materials that I used. After this lesson, I will switch to using the printables included in this series

Here are the materials that I used. After this lesson, I will switch to using the printables included in this series

Common Core Standards:  

  1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.C Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do,does).
  2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.D Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words

Materials:

Duration: 20 minutes  

Lesson Plan: Today we weren’t too into the letters, so the lesson was a bit shorter.  Here’s what we did:

  1. I took out the flashcards, and we sounded out each word phonetically.  Big Sister can do the phonetics, but is still having trouble connecting the sounds she makes to the word she sees printed on the page.  We went through the flashcards twice.
  2. We read the first 9 pages of Silabario Castellano, focusing on the letters and sounds of each word.  She didn’t understand the word “asea” as I don’t tend to use it as much when we are talking about people, and we talked through the meaning and related it to the image on the page.
  3. I put all the letters we needed to spell the target words, and allowed her to pick a flashcard to spell.  I prompted her to spell the words by asking ¿Cuál letra va primero?  ¿Cuál va segundo?  (Which letter goes first?  Which letter goes second?) I was surprised when she would answer “La p de papi, and make the <p> sound” and so on for each letter.  She remembered something from yesterday…
  4. We spelled each flashcard once, and her attention span had ended.  
Big Sister's favorite word is Memo, and she loves to spell it!

Big Sister’s favorite word is Memo, and she loves to spell it!

What I would do differently:  I’m thinking about whether or not to use an external motivator (fun snack? Screen time in Spanish?) to improve attention span during the lesson time.  I’ll see how it goes for the next lesson.

Bottom line:  I’m happy with this lesson, as she retained learning from the first lesson, and made a bit more progress.  

Are you learning to read with us?  How is it going so far?  Comment below to add to our conversation!

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