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Stamp or Stump (Pronunciation Circles) - September 22, 2014Lesson Collection #4 - Lesson 6a
This lesson works with the pronunciation of two vowel sounds: Stamp vs. Stump. The eighteen pairs of words on each worksheet concentrate exclusively on these two sounds. (Track - Truck / Fan - Fun / Cab - Cub / Flash - Flush, etc.)
The real beauty of this lesson is that students become physically involved; they cut out the circle from the worksheet, place it on a piece of carbon paper (does anyone even sell carbon paper any more?) and pin the circle and carbon paper into place on the worksheet. Then, and most importantly, they must listen carefully. Student A reads one word as printed on the worksheet i.e., Stump. Student B looks at the pair of words Stamp - Stump, then decides which one was read. Student B then rotates the circle so that the printed arrow at the top of the circle aligns correctly with the appropriate word's arrow inside the circle.
Once done, Student B traces the squiggly line assigned to that word. Student A then reads the next word and Student B finds the word, aligns the arrows and traces the new squiggly line. This will be done eighteen times.
When both students have finished, they remove the circle from the carbon paper and PRESTO! There will be an image or a postage Stamp on one paper and a tree Stump on the other. (If both the pronunciation and the listening were accurate. If not, a disappointing collection of random squiggles will fill up the circle!)
There are four similar lessons:
Bell or Bear (Lesson Collection Set #4 - Lesson 06b)
Map or Mop (Lesson Collection Set #4 - Lesson 06c)
Crown or Clown (Lesson Collection Set #4 - Lesson 06d) -and-
Ship or Sheep (Lesson Collection Set #4 - Lesson 06e).
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