Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Flash Cards for MFW Kindergarten

Has anyone ever come across (or made) flash cards for the short vowel words in the lessons?  I'm wondering if flash cards would help my daughter to grasp reading.  I've heard & read two schools of thought about reading.  One belief is that it is wise to have the child phonetically say words she doesn't know while reading.  The other belief is that it's best to just tell the child the word with which they are struggling.  Being that my daughter is not reading even simple stories yet, neither of these beliefs apply just yet.  However, when she struggles with sounding out the short vowel words, she becomes frustrated after getting it wrong after a few tries.  So, I'm thinking of combining the two schools of thought on reading by asking her to sound out each letter and try to blend them together.  If, after that, she is still struggling, I'll tell her the word slowly while showing her the letter of each sound that is in the word.  The last thing I want is for her to despise reading.  She wants to learn right now and I don't want to spoil that.

Does anyone have any thoughts you might share?

1 comment:

  1. That sounds a lot like what we're doing right now. So, I don't have any tips to add, just reinforcement.