Activities to Teach Students to Choose the Short I Sentence That Matches the Picture
As English language learners progress in their understanding of the short i sound, it is important for them to make the connection between the correct pronunciation and the corresponding visual representation. One way to engage students in this process is through interactive activities that allow them to practice choosing the short i sentence that matches the picture. Here are some ideas to get you started!
1. Picture Matching Game:
Create a set of picture cards with short i words such as “bin”, “sit”, “pig”, and “ship.” Then, on separate cards, write out short i sentences that match the pictures such as “I sit on the mat” or “The pig is big.” Have students match the correct sentence to the corresponding picture.
2. Sentence Scavenger Hunt:
Give students a list of short i sentences that match specific pictures around the classroom or school. Students then search the area for the corresponding picture and read the sentence aloud. This can be done individually or in groups.
3. Short i Sentence Practice:
Use short i words to create a sentence for students to repeat. For example, “I wish for a fish.” Have students repeat the sentence multiple times, emphasizing the short i sound. Then, show them a picture of a fish and ask them to choose the sentence that matches the picture.
4. Short i Sound Bingo:
Create bingo cards with pictures of short i words such as “bib”, “six”, and “ring.” Then, call out short i sentences such as “I will mix the dip” or “The tin can is thin.” Students must identify the matching picture on their bingo card and cover it up.
5. Storytime with Short i Sentences:
Choose a children’s book with many short i words and sentences, such as “The Little Red Hen.” Before reading the story, have students identify the short i sound and practice saying short i words. As you read the story, pause at sentences with short i words and ask students to choose the picture that matches the sentence.
Incorporating visual aids and interactive activities into the short i sound instruction is a fun and engaging way for English language learners to practice and improve their pronunciation skills. These activities allow students to actively participate in their learning and are beneficial for both independent and collaborative practice.