What if a resource existed that would not only allow your ESL students to practice reading skills, but also conversational skills in one set of resources? Look no further, as our newly developed learning videos that accompany each of our free online CVC Words Emergent Readers eBooks are designed to do exactly that! Each learning video begins and ends with a listen and repeat segment that allows ESL students to both hear the CVC words and practice saying them aloud. In addition, as ESL students progress through the series of videos they will see the same CVC words repeated multiple times and in different ways, helping to increase their vocabulary. While working on pronunciation and vocabulary building is important for ESL students, they will also have the opportunity to develop their reading skills in the following ways.
1. Phonemic Awareness
Our CVC Emergent Readers eBooks first introduce ESL students to different word endings categorized by the following vowel sounds: Short ‘A’, Short ‘E’, Short ‘I’, Short ‘O’ and Short ‘U’. As students are watching the videos that accompany these eBooks, they will be asked listen to the words being read with a focus on word endings and pronunciation, and then be challenged to read the words themselves. In following this structure, students will not only hear the words several times, but also have a chance to say the words multiple times, thus working to develop both their oral and phonemic awareness skills.
Once ESL students have practiced developing their phonemic awareness skills, the next set of learning videos revisit the vocabulary they have already learned, only this time, CVC words previously learned are mixed together. In addition to focusing on ending sounds, the videos also work on developing decoding skills, offering students the chance to practice both reading strategies.
Throughout their English language learning journey, not only is it important for ESL students to be able to sound out and decode the words they see, but it is also essential for them to be able to use the words conversationally and in the proper context, which is where the themed learning videos come in, as they not only challenge learners to recognize words by common theme but also to be able to listen to questions about them and respond orally.
4. Consolidating Learning
The last set of videos gives ESL students the opportunity to practice reading 2 CVC words on a page and also shows students how to use them in conversation since these videos not only have a listen and repeat element but also a question and answer segment.
The 60 CVC Words videos are now available and are suitable for both classroom and at-home use. Explore our purchasing options to learn more and stay tuned for an upcoming set of videos that will accompany the rest of our Emergent and Transitional Readers eBooks!
Looking for a way to assess English language skills in addition to teaching them? Check our editable Reading Assessment Forms that will allow you to track your ELL students’ progress right from the beginning stages of their learning journeys!
At Education by Shala Books, we are always looking for ways to enhance our existing resources, so when Timmy Riday, an English teacher and Qingdao LEKU Education & Culture Entertainment Co. Ltd., proposed the creation of learning videos to accompany our existing Emergent and Transitional Readers eBooks, it was an idea we immediately jumped on as we could see their value for learners. Do you have an idea that you feel would be of benefit? If so, feel free to contact us to discuss selling opportunities on our website!