Thursday, September 20, 2007

Preschool Lessons- Word Matching

Hello and Happy September!

With the beginning of the school year, letter and word recognition is a great place to start.

Here is a suggestion that one of my aides created a few years back and it is always well received and holds attention.

It may not be new but it is fun and gives a sense of accomplishment! Everyone needs that positive feeling in their day.

Word Matching

30 circles of paper (or any shape you wish)
Large Poster Board (large enough to hold 15 of the shapes)

Pick out 15 words(3 or 4 letters long) and print them on 15 shapes.
Glue these shapes to the poster board.
Now print those same words on the other 15 shapes and place them in a tray or envelope.

Have the children match the loose words with the ones that are mounted.
I like to use similar words which may only have one letter difference such as "trip" and "trap" and see if they are matching the whole word or just the beginning sound.

Easier Version: only use individual letters or numbers for younger children and have them match them.

My feeling is the more exposure to letters, words, and even sounds of the letters and words will always enhance pre-reading skills.

Send me any ideas you would like to share and I'll include them in the blog.



P.S. If you like this idea check out my Preschool Lesson Plans:

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