Sounds Like FUN!
Sound effects are a great way to engage students in all sorts of reading skill work! I had an "ah-ha" moment early in my teaching career that showed me how powerful silly words and sound effects could be. Read on for some ways you can use sound effects to support YOUR students! Keep on reading for the story of my "ah-ha" moment.
Grades 1 and 2: Crazy dialog! Challenge your students to make up their own sounds for all of the critters in the comic. Have them use what they know about spelling to make up nonsense words for each kind of critter. While we have no evidence that any of these critters used verbal communication, we do know that some animals living today (including prairie dogs, dolphins, whales, and non-human apes) have their own sorts of language. What if the long extinct critters in the comic did too? What would it sound like? What would they say? How could those words be spelled? For added fun write these words in printable Post Its! Check out last week's comic tips post to get your template.
My Ah-ha Moment
Meet Beth and Curtis!
Presidential Award-Winning teacher and hula hoop fanatic, Beth loves bringing real world science to kids! Beth is fascinated by engineering challenges, technology, and outdoor learning spaces. After 25 years teaching kindergarten, she’s excited to share her passion and experience on-line with classrooms from around the world!