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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

Activity Words


- Supply tray for the presentation
- Red cards, about 20cm x 8cm, for independent activity – action words the child can readily understand and so using symbols for the sounds known to the child, (from the 41 sandpaper boards), but now a word may contain more than one key phonogram, ie: march.


  1. Have the child bring over the material to the table.
  2. Tell the child that you are going to write a word and the word is going to be something you can do.
  3. Have the child read the word out loud.
  4. Then have the child get up and do the action.
  5. If the word you wrote was jump, have the child get up and jump.
  6. Continue to write several words and have the child act them out.
  7. Bring forward the basket of red cards.
  8. Choose one of the cards and have the child read it and then do the action.
  9. Continue for all of the red cards.
  10. Some words the child will be able to do or they can act it out.
  11. At a later time, the child can invite two friends who have already done this activity.
  12. Have one child choose one of the cards and read it silently and turn it over.
  13. Then have the child act it out and have the other children guess what she was doing.
  14. Turn the card back over to check the word.
  15. Allow each child to have a turn.

Exerice 1

The children can play this last game together whenever they would like.

Exerice 2

The child can write each of the action words and then make a booklet.

If the child cannot write the words by hand, he can use the Moveable Alphabet to write them. (To do on a rectangular table with the small letter Moveable Alphabet.) The child would read the card, turn it over, spell the word with the Moveable Alphabet, turn the card back over and check his writing.



Reading practice – child translates into action what he reads.


Sensorial experience of verbs.

Control of Error

The directress


4-5 years

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