Katie Funny Bunny DanceBrief detail on what Funny Bunny emphasizes Use script
Phonological zoo is a program designed to enhance the phonological awareness of children in early stages of reading . The program has many different important topics including basic elements of nursery rhymes, rhyming, alliteration, segmentation, and sound/symbol relationships.There are three phases to the program which are lead by three engaging characters: Funny Bunny, Sally the Spider and Cameron the Camel.Phase 1=nursery rhymes and folk tales- understanding the basic elements of nursery rhymes/folk tales such as being able to recognize setting and characters and events of the story. It also emphasis multiple ways to tell a nursey rhyme such as felt board or through memoryPhase- 2- Rhyming – trying to have them recognize and produce rhyming wordsPhases three- segmentation and sound/symbol relationship- can you recognize alliteration, sounds of different letters and patterns in wordsPhonological zoo is created for pre reading. It is most often used in grade k-1. Developmental ability does not seem to be barrier that needs to be over come. This program is set up to incorporate large group, small group and on an individual level. This program is taken very slowly through out the year. 2 lessons are presented a week. This would allow for extra one on one time with a child that may need extra help. It is not that expensive when you think of how much you are really getting out of the program. It is roughly 150 dollars per phases however you are engaging the children is something that is interesting to them and yet they do not really understand how much they are learning. 150 dollars to me is definatly worth it when you think about how much your students will gain from this series.
Learning to recognize rhyming patterns in language is an essential skill for emergent readers. As students manipulate words and sounds to create simple rhymes, they become aware of word and letter patterns that will help them develop decoding skills.
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Traditional nursery rhymes: stage one, culturally significant and introduces to students to future literature Basic story elements: plot, characters, settingAll the components of becoming successful future readers
Research has show that children who do not have this underlying awareness of the sounds of language often encounter difficult with phonemic decoding which will lead to serious reading problems/comprehension in the futureResearch has also shown that it is possible to strengthen a child’s phonological awareness through effective instruction. Phonological zoo picks quality literature chosen to specific phonological features.
Dylon: My friend Dylon like eating ill pickles. In the summer he likes to pick dandelions. Sometimes when he’s excited he likes to dance to lady gaga.Katie: My friend Katie like ketchup on her hot dogs. She’s the Kindest RA in the quad. Last Friday she lost the keys to her car.
Funny Bunny Dance!<br />Fun—ny Bun—ny<br />Likes to Rhyme<br />Fun—ny Bun---ny<br />Rings his chime <br />What can you tell us?<br />
Prior knowledge?<br />What do you already know about phonological awareness? <br />Brainstorms 3 ideas<br />(HINT What are the root words)<br />
What is Phonological Zoo?<br />Who is it for, and who can use it?<br />How is it used?<br />What is it trying to accomplish?<br />
Funny Bunny<br />Identify rhyming patterns through nursery rhymes <br /> Rhyming in phonological awareness<br />How to rhyme<br />
Cameron the Camel<br />dfsdfsdf<br />Cam-er-on the Ca-mel<br />Tried to fix his lunch.<br />He ran in-to a problem<br />Finding things to munch.<br />What can he eat<br />That starts with the letter C?<br />
Sally the Spider<br />Sal-lySpi-der’s flying high<br />Writing words<br />In the sky<br />Write a word for us to spy<br />Sal-lySpi-der<br />
Outcomes<br />Children will recognize:<br /><ul><li>Traditional Nursery rhymes
Basic story elements</li></ul>Children will utilize their developing awareness of:<br /><ul><li>Rhyming words
Q and A<br />What are the main components of Phonological zoo?<br />Why is it imperative that students develop phonemic awareness at an early age?<br />What is the significance of using props, such as the puppets, to teach phonological awareness to young learners?<br />
Articles - Brooke<br />Kato, T. (2006). Phonemic awareness: a natural step toward reading and writing. Association for Childhood Education International, 4(82), 241-243. -Phonemic awareness and phonics develop gradually as children begin to read and write.<br />-Phonemic awareness games like turtle talk- kids talk slowly like turtles<br />-Invented spelling can help determine a child’s phonemic awareness level, depending on how they use their consonants and vowels. <br />
Articles – Kelly <br />Teachers must have a variety of approaches to teach phonological awareness<br />Phonological awareness is best taught through hands on activities<br />Good phonics instruction should develop phonological awareness and vice versa<br />Rule, A. C. (2006). Hands-on and kinesthetic activities for teaching phonological awareness. Early childhood education journal, 34 (3), 195-200. <br />