Reflection: Staircase of Complexity A is for Apples (and Johnny Appleseed)! - Section 2: Introduction to A


In my personal experience, I have found that A is the easiest vowel to introduce first!  I think A is easier is because students typically have heard more words with medial and initial A's. 
Students are used to reading books like Cat in the Hat; and, most of the rhyming words that they are hearing are words with a's.  So, it only makes sense for us as teachers to start with A. 
Since A is the most common vowel-sound for kids to remember, we should begin building the foundation with A and then building with the other vowels from there.

  A is often the easiest vowel to introduce first!
  Staircase of Complexity: A is often the easiest vowel to introduce first!
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A is for Apples (and Johnny Appleseed)!

Unit 8: Phonemic Awareness; the KEY to the door of reading!
Lesson 8 of 16

Objective: SWBAT pronounce the /a/ sound for capital A and lower-case a.

Big Idea: Students are apt to better relate to A when you make it accessible, awesome and east to articulate.

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