These 3 slides represent different lessons (with French phonics I wouldn't introduce all the sounds & gestures in one lesson, which I do do for Spanish and German versions). The methodology is to introduce the word with the picture, the sound of the word and a gesture. Students say the word and do the gesture. Build up through the different words/sounds progressively, making sure that you do the gestures always. You can stop saying the words quite soon and elicit them from the students just with the gestures. Following this lesson students need lots of opportunities to embed the knowledge and apply it to new language - there a a million and one different activities you can use to build in a 'phonics' starter to most lessons - in this way the knowledge gets really embedded. The gestures become a physical language that the teacher can use to cue learners in to correct pronunciation when the mother tongue patterns threaten to re-assert themselves!


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Created: Jun 3, 2010

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