A Typical Primer Lesson
Suggestion: Before teaching each part of the lesson, write the words that you will need on the board.
- Introduction – Every Lesson starts in the Teachers’ Manual. The new sound is introduced.
- The Keys – Every lesson has four keys: the key picture, the key word, the key syllable and the key vowel. The key word has the new sound in it. The key picture is a picture of the key word. The key syllable is part of the key word, as is the key vowel.
- The Drills – The drills break words down into parts and build them back up again. Syllables are in boxes. Then words are broken down into syllables, built back up into words, and the words are used in sentences.
- Exercises – Various exercises are used to contrast the new sound with a similar one, break words down into syllables or choose between two words to fit into a sentence.
- Listen and Spell – This is a dictation exercise to help students to write the new sound.
- Sentences to Read and/or Story – These are to help the students read the new sound.
- Extra Practice – Additional exercises
- Copying Assignment – This is only in the Teachers’ Manual. Students copy five sentences from the lesson.