Love that chant! Vowels practice 辨別長短母音的下雨詩

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At the Beaconsfield Mine Museum, Tasmania. Learn to write like our ancestors…

 

 

Are we going to have a typhoon break tomorrow? Okay, I’m not wishing for that, okay? I’m just CONCERNING…

Lately I’ve been trying to evaluate if the kids can apply the phonemic decoding skill in reading. This chant is perfect for such purpose. Thanks to teaching pre-k to 8, a great online resource for teachers.

A shower of vowels

by Jacqueline Schiff

Rain is a a a gray day.
Rain is e e e deep street.
Rain is i i i I like.
Rain is o o o cold nose.
Rain is u u u June tune.

Rain is a a a a damp.
Rain is e e e e wet.
Rain is i i i i drip.
Rain is o o o o drop.
Rain is u u u u run!

It is also a great way to introduce theme-based vocabularies. To visualize the chant, I show them the news pictures from previous typhoon to show them what it means by deep street.

The article also leads you to Maryann Manning’s Phonemic awareness, do check it out. The diagram below shows the process of PA learning, also from Maryann Manning’s work.

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