Made up of prepositions, verbs, adverbs, adjectives and conjunctions, there is an additional list of common nouns that teachers may choose to introduce. Teachers will often group them in sets and provide weekly quizzes.
Lack of life experience can result in poor comprehension.
But while it may not be the most revolutionary or exciting technique, it works well for children who are auditory learners. Strategy 3: Discover Spelling Patterns Strategy 1: Develop Phonemic Awareness I find that children develop the ability to hear sounds in words when I involve them in lots of shared reading of poems, chants, songs, and big books with repetitive refrains and rhyme.
I usually explain that kids must say a word to listen for the sound, and I do not confuse them by referring to the sound by a particular letter name. You might take a look at some of the sample All About Reading lessons for ideas too. Beat the clock If your child is the competitive type, getting them to practise their spellings against the clock might appeal.
This is important for children whose first language is not English, particularly if their first is a phonetic language, such as Spanish. Underline these and ask children to group the words according to the different ways the sound is represented.