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by David Lisgo
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Decodable material
Topic: Mini Books by David Lisgo
Replies: 1
Views: 7242

Mini Books by David Lisgo

Hello Everyone, It has been a long time since I have posted anything. I do hope you missed me. These are first mini books for young children. They come in three versions: full colour, black and white and blank. Colour: use this one when you don’t have lots of time. Have the children make their books...
by David Lisgo
Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Decodable material
Topic: mini sentences
Replies: 19
Views: 16780

While you are here, why not take a look at a couple more of my recent creations.

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David
by David Lisgo
Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Decodable material
Topic: mini sentences
Replies: 19
Views: 16780

This is the playing board which has the Velcro dots on it. http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/David_Lisgo/read%20spell%20say/readspellsay3x3.png This is the board which holds your target words, sounds and possibly sentences. http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/David_Lisgo/read%20spell%20s...
by David Lisgo
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Decodable material
Topic: mini sentences
Replies: 19
Views: 16780

Hi Kelly, Great game. I had a quick look at it last night and then early this afternoon I decided to make "read, spell and say". My playing boards are similar to your own except I have "read" at the top, "say" in the middle and "spell" at the bottom. No particular reason for changing it, it just cam...
by David Lisgo
Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonemic Awareness Activities for English as Second Language
Replies: 30
Views: 4361

Hi Jenny, I think that the time has increased from 10 seconds in order to accommodate the short story Diane now tells, so perhaps a minute or two at the most. With my pre-reading class (only for first graders/formers) we do some phonics work, as well as singing and dancing, playing games and practis...
by David Lisgo
Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonemic Awareness Activities for English as Second Language
Replies: 30
Views: 4361

Hello Maize, I'm not looking at phonics based reading schemes everyday, but I recall that most of them focus on the beginning sound, Here I'm talking about the initial stage before the letter is introduced. In fact, interestingly, Jolly Phonics doesn't start off with a word, but with a sound. My 199...
by David Lisgo
Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonemic Awareness Activities for English as Second Language
Replies: 30
Views: 4361

I should have read the previous page: Lessons begin by drawing the children's attention to a particular phoneme by producing it in isolation (/sss/), and/or having the children discover it by listening to a little story that features the sound over and over. I'm so pleased to hear she sometimes has ...
by David Lisgo
Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonemic Awareness Activities for English as Second Language
Replies: 30
Views: 4361

Thank you Jenny for the clarification and reference to "Early Reading Instruction" where Diane says on page 156 Notice that the sound /p/ appears in all positions in a word. After the children learn to hear this sound, and say this sound in first, middle, and last positions, they see the letter p an...
by David Lisgo
Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonemic Awareness Activities for English as Second Language
Replies: 30
Views: 4361

When I first heard the McGuinnesses speak in London in 1998, they said that the gap between the moment they introduced a phoneme and the moment they introduced a grapheme for that phoneme was 'all of 10 seconds'. Jenny, are you talking about Carmen and Geoffrey McGuinness? If so how does that "10 s...
by David Lisgo
Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonemic Awareness Activities for English as Second Language
Replies: 30
Views: 4361

Why not sit down face to face and show her? It would take fifteen seconds for her to mimic your mouth posture and vocal effort (and pronunciation), and then she would have a direct physical and personal sensation to connect with the 'n' grapheme. Granted, you might have to repeat that effort a few ...
by David Lisgo
Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonemic Awareness Activities for English as Second Language
Replies: 30
Views: 4361

Hi, I tread lightly here. I am someone who has taught phonics for over 20 years in Japan (I know. It doesn't make me an expert.) and I'm a colleague who has "questioned" Peter's conclusions. "until Taro can produce, discriminate, and identify the phonemes of English, he will be unable to perceive th...
by David Lisgo
Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Decodable material
Topic: Teacher teacher cards
Replies: 2
Views: 4759

Just incase they are too difficult. Here are a few easier ones. http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/David_Lisgo/apple.png http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/David_Lisgo/elephant.png http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/David_Lisgo/igloo.png http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/Dav...
by David Lisgo
Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Decodable material
Topic: Teacher teacher cards
Replies: 2
Views: 4759

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/David_Lisgo/frfrog1.png http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/David_Lisgo/skskunk1.png http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/David_Lisgo/ststamp1.png http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/David_Lisgo/trtrumpet1.png http://i536.photobucket.com/albums...
by David Lisgo
Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Decodable material
Topic: Teacher teacher cards
Replies: 2
Views: 4759

Teacher teacher cards

Saw one on the floor at one of Debbie's seminars, she got the idea from Sue Lloyd. Give me a break! I never teach initial blends, but they have to read them sometime. http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/David_Lisgo/blblock.png http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/David_Lisgo/brBrazil.png ht...
by David Lisgo
Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Decodable material
Topic: Loopcards
Replies: 8
Views: 7620

1 of 3 http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/David_Lisgo/L2loopcard1.png A little change in the design so you don't mix them up like I do. 2 of 3 http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/David_Lisgo/L2loopcard2.png 3 of 3 http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/David_Lisgo/L2loopcard3.png That's...