Presentación del tema: "To understand the Spanish phonic system in order to improve spelling and pronunciation I have put together a powerpoint on Phonics to do with my top year."— Transcripción de la presentación:
1 To understand the Spanish phonic system in order to improve spelling and pronunciation I have put together a powerpoint on Phonics to do with my top year 9 Spanish. We've been doing 'La Comida' so used food as the theme for the ppt. I tried to think of some typical Spanish foodstuffs so that it allowed for some cultural discussion about paella, calamares, gazpacho, colacao etc. I explained to the students that we were going to do a mini project which would hopefully help them to improve their spelling and pronunciation. Before going through the ppt, I dictated the names of towns and cities in Spain with lots of the sounds we would cover with the phonics. As I collected the papers and glanced at what they'd written, my first comment was "how many times have you ever seen the letters th in Spanish? And how many times have you seen the letter K ? (neither exist) at which they all moaned!After going through the ppt and some examples and practice, I dictated the same place names again - so we had before and after lists. The accuracy was much better and twice as good in many cases. The students were very pleased with themselves although I feel that the real effects will be long term.