Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Special Pre-Primer Powerpoint

The Special Preprimer is similar to a child's early reading book with symbols substituted for the actual words. Most teachers use a print or Powerpoint version of the book during the discussion of language development. I turn my AP Psychology classes into first graders and have them go through the primer no different than an elementary teacher would. The students volunteer to read a page and inevitably it turns into the whole class reading through each page out loud. We then discuss the problems people faced, how some people excelled, others dropped out and tried to hide, etc. The activity really brings back what it was like to learn to read. To download the Powerpoint file click here

No comments: