Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Reading With Our Mouth

This week we have focused on a new reading strategy. "Get Your Mouth Ready" is what good beginning readers do when they look at text. As your child looks at a word, they should notice the beginning sound and get their mouth ready to make that sound. Have you ever noticed how your mouth gets ready to make the "m" sound? Does your mouth look different when you make the "r" sound? This strategy makes students look at the beginning letter in words, decide what sound the letter makes, get their mouth ready to make the sound and then make the sound that they are reading. Using letter flashcards, practice this strategy with your child in front of a mirror. It will be lots of fun.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So that's what get your mouth ready means! Amanda has always been talking about it! Cool!