Teaching Reading: The Short Vowels to Dyslexics, ADHD, & Homeschooling KidsAugust 3rd, 2009
Teaching reading has a variety of things involved with it. One critical area is in the phonemic awareness area and auditory processing. Kids need to learn the sounds, including the vowel sounds. The short vowel sounds for the short ‘e’ and the short ‘i’ are very close to each other. This makes them hard for kids to tell the difference. But, teaching the short vowels is easy when you realize the short vowels are actually ‘on your body.’ With this technique kids have a tactile cue in which to remember the sounds. Remember, when you teach with an association, retention improves dramatically! Watch the video to see where the sounds are and how to teach them to your kids.
Hope this is helpful!
Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET