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  Jeremy's PowerPoint Phonics L 04

SUBMITTED BY: Jeremy Thorn

EXAMPLE: A says a a can. 


DATE ADDED: Jun 23, 2009


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15-30 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: This is the fourth in a series of 12 PowerPoint lessons.  This powerpoint presentaion teaches the phonics rules for short vowel sounds.



  • 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. Explain the rule for short vowel sounds. If the alphabet order is consonant+vowel+consonant, then the vowel sound will most often be short. 'Short' is mijikai in Japanese. Go through all five of the short vowel sounds until the students can produce them without repeating after you. Your JTE can and should explain the concept using Japanese as well.
  2. Start with the 'a' sounds. The first word for each vowel is an example. You should read it and the students should repeat it. After the example, call on your students by name to read the new words before revealing the pictures. If you don't know all your students' names yet, you should make them fill out a seating chart for you in romaji with given name first and family name last.
  3. When the vowels change be sure to do the example without calling on a student first.
  4. After going through all of the vowels test the concept on the board with a few words from the textbook and repeat the short vowel sounds again for good measure


  • You will notice that if you add an 'e' to many of these words that the vowel sound will change. I will discuss this 'e' rule in the next phonics lesson.


  • Be sure that the whole class can produce the short vowel sounds in order without repeating after you before starting into the words.
  • Know your equipment and have a spare lesson handy in case of malfunction.  There are plenty of introductory lessons on Englipedia that would only require the printing of worksheets for one class. Carry these with you to every lesson that uses your computer and projector in just in case. I've never had to use it but I always have it.

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