Wed, 3 September 2014
Story Notes and Extras
Three Happy Frogs
written and presented by Sean Hunter
Talk and Discover
for parents, teachers, families and children to enjoy
What words do you like to spell?
What words in the story are fun to spell?
Why is spelling good?
What do you learn when spelling words?
Learning With Art
Draw a picture of a frog.
Draw a picture of one of the words you heard in the story.
Draw a picture of something Zip, Zap and Zoom might spell.
What are some words that begin with the 6th letter of the alphabet?
What are some words that begin with the 16th letter of the alphabet?
Extra, Extra Credit
Take one of the three letter words you have learned to spell,
then add another letter to make a four letter word.
for example – you can add the letter R to the word FOG
What are some words that when spelt backwards
make another word?
Ways To Play ALPHABET
Around A Table
Just begin and have fun,
and in a classroom, form a circle
and each person name a letter
until you’ve spelt a word.
Just One Rule
Words must be at least three letters,
and when you add a letter – you have to know a word
that letter would help continue to spell.
for example – the letters called may be “L” “E” “T.”
You can say “word spelt” or continue
and spell words such as “letters” and “lettuce.”
Having More Fun
After a word has been spelt,
have the person that went first use that word in a sentence.
How To Practice
To Play ALPHABET
Starting with the letter A, make a list of three words
beginning with that letter,
Then the next time you practice, make a new list with different words.
And to keep improving make a list where each word has four letters.
Then a list of words with five letters.
Practicing As A Class
Everyone pick a different letter,
write down a word beginning with that letter,
and when the teacher says it is your turn,
share that word with the class,
and tell the class the way you think the word is spelt.
You’ll be learning more words and improving your vocabulary
Some words sound the same but are spelt different.
And no one is a perfect speller.
So if someone spells a word wrong, that is OK.
Help make the correction.
Part of the fun of playing ALPHABET
Is learning and helping each other.
The Spelling Challenge
Spell the name of a State.
A food that is healthy to eat.
An animal that lives on a farm.
An animal in the zoo.
An animal found in the jungle.
Ways To Learn New Words
Reading a book. A newspaper. Magazine
Use a dictionary.
Look up a word in a Thesaurus.