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Three Period Lesson
Oral Language
  Oral language exercises
  Enrichment of Vocabulary
  Language Training
Written Language
  Written language exercises
  Graphic Symbols and their Key Sounds
  Sound Games
  Sandpaper Letters
  Moveable Alphabet
  Metal Insets
  Sorting Symbols
  Writing on Paper
  Upper and lower case letters
  Capial letters, Periods, Commas and Questions Marks
  Creative Writing
  Phonetic Object Box
  Phonogram Object Box
  Activity Words
  Puzzle Words 1
  Little Booklets
  Reading Folders
  Phonogram Dictionnary
  Puzzle Words 2
  Reading Classification
Total Reading
  Function of Words
  The Article
  The Adjective
  Logical Adjective Game
  Detective Adjective Game
  The Conjunction
  The Preposition
  The Verb
  The Adverb
  Logical Adverb Game
  Aspects of the Verb
  Continuation of Commands
Reading Analysis
  Simple Sentence Stage 1
  Simple Sentence Stage 2
  Word Study
Language Summary
  Writing and Reading
Cultural Work
  Music and Dance
  Biological Science
  Physical Science


  1. Choosing a Script:
    1. Dominant handwriting script in the culture
    2. Places Used
    • Sandpaper Letters
    • Moveable Alphabet (can also have an alternate)
    • Writing by the directress
    • Writing by the child
  1. Advantages of Cursive Script
    1. Flowing, unbroken strokes
    2. Few strokes retraced
    3. Words are more distinct visually
    4. Used for personal written communication
    5. More easily mastered ages 3-6 years

(sensitive periods, Absorbent mind, tendencies, and flexible hand)

    1. Leads to easy recognition of print in reading matter.
  1. Print or Manuscript
    1. Many stops and start strokes
    2. Some difficult connecting points and retracing of strokes
    3. Confuse b and d


  1. Modified Cursive
    1. Usually a combination of cursive and print
    2. Some separate strokes and some connected ones
    3. Some retracing of strokes
  1. Mastery of the Chosen Script
    1. Indirect preparation
    2. Direct preparations
    3. Practicing (by writing, not copying)
    4. Perfection (legible, beautiful, unique)


  1. Add Capital Letters
    1. Visual recognition
    2. Sandpaper letters (visual and muscular impressions)
  1. Other Scripts:
    1. Master the dominant script (during 3-6 years)
    2. Add others (during 6-12 years)
    3. Older child interested in other scripts and their origins
    • Cursive Ö print or modified
    • Others (italic, gothic, Roman Numerals, etc.)
    • Sandpaper letters are helpful for all
    1. Pen and ink

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