Join me every week as I show you how me and my 4-year-old Certain Little Someone do simple preschool at home.
No curriculum, no pressure, but lots of learning!
Last week, I shared with you my method for teaching reading, and I thought that I would show you a practical example of a preschool reading lesson in action.
Of course, I don’t want to bore you to tears, so it’s really just a snippet from 2 or 3 lessons, but it should be enough to give you an idea of how a typical lesson goes.
The books he’s reading are from the BOB Books series, which I mentioned in my post last week.
You may also have noticed the notebook, which is an integral part of our phonics and reading lessons. I essentially use the notebook in lieu of a whiteboard or chalkboard. In the particular lesson we were working through, my aim was to help him differentiate between the different digraphs “sh”, “ch”, “th”, as well as the individual letters “s” and “t”. Visual discrimination between the different sounds is an essential element in reading, so in this exercise, the ending letters were all the same – “-in”, and the beginnings were all the different sounds we were working through. This is the sort of exercise I like to write in his notebook.
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