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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Letra A/Short A sound

Circle Map Aa
We are working on learning vowel sounds in Spanish and comparing them to the short vowel sounds in English. We start by creating a circle map of all the words my students know that begin with that sound. I use red to differentiate Spanish words and blue for the English words.  I use this pattern on all my charts.  I also add clipart as a scaffold for my non-readers.  Some might argue that both languages should not be on the same chart but I find it helps my students notice the difference in the sound of the English short a and the Spanish a as well as which words make a similar sound.  We spend a week on each sound....I'll post pics later this week of the follow up projects to each letter.

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