Lesson 3

a - A  'Adam ate an apple'

The third letter sound to teach is the the letter a sound as in arm, jar, far etc. To show the sound of the third letter 'a' place a solid dot over it. The solid dot symbol teaches your student that this letter sound is pronounced  the letter a  as in armadillo.

Step 1:

  1. Review the previous two letters learned.

  2. Pronounce words beginning with those sounds.

  3. Show the coloured letter cards.

Step 2:

  1. If you are a member of our ABC course copy and print: letter a in colour

Step 3:

  1. Show the letter the letter a to your student and pronounce the sound several times.

  2. Ask the student to repeat the letter sound several times.

  3. Pronounce words that begin with the the letter a sound (armadillos aren't apples ....).

Step 4:

If you are a member of our ABC course copy, print and complete the following worksheets in order:

  1. letter a worksheet

  2. the letter a

  3. the letter A

  4. 'alternative letter'

Step 5:

Optional Biblical lesson. Read the Bible chapters indicated on the worksheet. Tracing the sentence will give your student practice in forming letters. These letters may not have been taught yet; worksheet.



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