Apple and An Ant
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In conjunction with my
current library programs teaching
phonological awareness, I have been having great success with the
very simple song. Please read the information in the "Sing Into Reading"
printable handout included here,
and also visit some of the recommended websites for more information on
phonological awareness, and its importance in reading readiness.
Although this is a very
simple song, it engages children immediately , as they identify the
pictures, the beginning letters, and the sounds they make. I recommend you
sing this song without the music, so you can let the children lead you in
tempo, and so you can stop and talk about the letters and pictures in
between pages. I use this song with children five and under.
out the pictures to use in the song. Punch holes and place in 3-ring binder,
placing each set of words beginning with the same letter on facing pages, so
both can be viewed at the same time. They are available
Here in PDF form (approx 700 KB).
( Information about
using PDF format is Here)
to each word as you sing it, making sure not to sing faster than the
your own pictures and words, depending on what letters you are introducing
older children (4 and up), ask the question at the bottom of each page. They
Here are examples of the questions I ask:
(after apple and ant)
“Would the apple eat the ant, or would the ant eat the apple?”
(after baby and ball)
“Would the ball play with the baby, or would the baby play with the ball?”
This is great for
comprehension and vocabulary building.
Beginning Reading And
National Association for the
Education of Young Children (type
phonological awareness in search box)