魚釣りゲームでサイトワードを学ぼう！こうすると忘れにくいよね。サイトワードとは？Sight Word パッと見で読む単語、英語を習ううえで当然、知っていなければいけない単語のことです。
- Alphabet - learn to read and write upper case and lower case letters - A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, etc.
- Phonics - Phonics is not only important in learning correct pronunciation of English but it is also a useful tool in learning to read and write. Phonics will be reinforced right before a reading or writing exercise. Learning phonics at a young age can make a real difference. I highly recommend children start to learn phonics as early as possible and ideally before the age of ten.
Children will learn all 26 letter sounds (B - boy, C - cat, D - dog, etc.) but first the emphasis will be on learning both the long and short sounds of all vowels (a, e, i, o, u and sometimes y). For example, A as in apple is the short sound and a as in cake is the long sound. Proper pronunciation of vowels is critical in learning to speak English well. Children will learn to produce these sounds using their mouth, tongue and teeth. Children will also learn double letter phonetic sounds such as ou as in house, mouse, cloud; ar as in car, card, hard; or as in pork, fork, horse; ir as in girl, bird, shirt, etc. After learning the phonetic sounds children will practice putting the different sounds together to form words. This will enable young children to sound out words on their own and to help with reading at a young age.
- Basic Introductions - learn simple phrases such as "Hello, nice to meet you. My name is ________________? What's your name? How are you today?
- Polite Phrases - "Yes, please;" "No, thank you;" "You're welcome:" "Here you are;" "May I please ______________?;"
- Vocabulary - colors (red, blue, green, etc); school supplies (desk, pencil, eraser, etc); school subjects (social studies, science, home economics, etc); family members (mother, father, brother, etc); days of the week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc); months (January, February, March, etc); seasons (winter, spring, etc); body parts (head, arm, hand, etc); vegetables (carrots, broccoli, spinach, etc); fruit (strawberries, watermelon, tangerines, etc); transportation (cars, trains, subway, etc); professions (doctor, firefighter, architect, etc); animals (dogs, cats, birds, etc); weather (cloudy, rainy, foggy, etc). Examples; What's the date today? It's Monday, April 19th. How's the weather today? It's cold and rainy. What does he do? He's a veterinarian. What's your favorite season? I like fall best.
- Singular and Plural Nouns with Be Verb - What's this? It's a ball. What are these? They're balls. Please note that native speakers almost always use contractions where they can in speech. As a result, I teach contractions since it is the natural speaking style of native English speakers.
- Prepositions of Place - in, on, under, next to, in front of, behind, between, etc. Examples: (1) The cat is under the chair. (2) Where is my eraser? It's on the table next to your bag.
- Adjectives - happy, sad, hungry, thirsty, tired, hot, cold, tall, short, long, big, small, noisy, quiet, young, old, new, etc.
- Common Verbs in Statements, Answers and Questions - be, have, do, like, make, go, come, look, see, want, give, use, find, etc. See some examples students would learn below. Children will learn various tenses such as present continuous (I'm swimming), future tense (I'm going to swim), past tense (I swam), etc.
- Reading - as children's literacy improves reading of simple pictures books to create an enjoyable class environment. Maple Leaf has an extensive library of easy-to-read children's picture books. Examples: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; From Head to Toe; The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Bears in the Night; The Cat in the Hat; Ketchup on Your Cornflakes, etc.
- Eiken Test Practice - Unfortunately, Eiken overemphasizes reading and writing. To help students who wish to take the Eiken test I help them to learn sight words. Sight words are commonly used words in English that children can automatically recognize in print within two to three seconds but can't always be easily sounded out. Some examples of sight words that commonly appear on almost any page of text are: who, the, he, were, does, their, me, also, another, etc. Sight word fluency allows students to increase their English reading comprehension. I teach 220 of the most frequently words in the English language.
- Preparation of Overseas Homestays - learn useful phrases for everyday life.
Are you angry? Yes, I am. I'm very angry. / No, I'm not angry but I'm a little tired.
Are you a student? Yes, I am. / No, I'm not. I'm a teacher.
Is he tall? Yes, he is. / No, he isn't. He's short.
How old are you? I'm ten years old.
Where is the ball? It is under the table.
What do you have? I have an apple.
Do you have a red bicycle? Yes, I do. / No, I don't. I have a blue bicycle.
What do you like? I like ice cream.
I don't like milk.
Do you like dogs? Yes, I do. / No, I don't. I like cats.