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 Jeremy's PowerPoint Phonics 01

SUBMITTED BY: Jeremy Thorn

Example: A says a a apple.  


DATE ADDED: Apr 28, 2009 


  Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


15-30 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: is is the first in a series of 12 power point lessons designed to teach phonics to first year students during the first 3 months of them entering JHS. 



  • A projector, screen, laptop computer, extension cord and Microsoft Office's PowerPoint (Go to the class early. Use the 10 minute break in between classes to set up your equipment. Have the students move their desks back so the projector makes a large enough picture for everyone to see.  Be sure to test your setup before class before attempting to do during class. Also, having a backup lesson is a good idea as technology can be unpredictable. I've never had any problems, but it is important to have safeguards.)



  1. If you can, explain the concept of phonics - the study of the alphabet making sounds. If you can't explain phonics in Japanese, have your JTE do this.  One easy way to explain the concept is to tell the students letters are like animals - both have a name and make a sound.
  2. Write three columns on the chalkboard: 1 sound / 2 sounds / 3 sounds.  These columns represent how many different sounds each letter of the alphabet makes.
  3. Then, start the presentation:
    • Pointing to 'Aa', say "A".
    • Students repeat, "A".
    • Say each of A's three sounds and have the JTE write A in the '3 sounds' column.
    • Then, "A says a a apple," and have the students repeat.
    • Then, "A says a a arm," and have the students repeat.
    • Finally, "A says a a ace," having the students repeat.
  4. Move on to the next slide, repeating the process.



  • Explain how to move your mouth and tounge to the students. L involves putting the tongue between the teeth or on the roof of the mouth. N uses an open mouth and M uses a closed mouth. When you say V's sound the top teeth touch the bottom lip.
  • KNOW YOUR EQUIPMENT!!!! This is so vital. Nothing is worse than showing up for class with a bunch of stuff that you don't know how to work. It can cause the class to become wild very quickly. On the contrary, if you are quick and professional you will have every student's undivided attention as this is the first time they will be encountering such educational tools.

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