B-e-c-a-u-s-e: Sing to the Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star melody.
Fingerspell every other letter.
If children have mastered the ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read! song, fingerspelling is simply a natural extension of their literacy learning.
Children Illustrate Their Sing, Sign, Spell, and Read! Pages for Their “I Can Read” Poetry and Song Notebooks
- Sing or say the rhyme rhythmically while writing “b-e-c-a-u-s-e” (auditory)
- Then write “because” at least 3 times (kinesthetic)
- Hear the word in your ear. (auditory) Take a picture with your eyes (visual)
- Fingerspell the letters and create a design or draw a picture (kinesthetic and artistic)
Kindergarten friends, we want to learn the word “because” so we can write big compound sentences that answer the question “Why?”: I love my dog because he plays with me.
Encourage multisensory teaching and build left-brain visual images.
- Take a picture of the word with your eyes
- You can always fancy up your page
- Turn the page over and write the word from memory
- Build metacognition: What helps you remember new words?
Make Class Books or Online Slide Shows Featuring the Children Holding the High-Frequency “Heart Word” Fingerspelling Cards
“because” and “favorite” are “prolific writer” words!
Boys and girls, we are learning high-frequency “heart words” so we can become better writers and readers, so we want to work on them every day at school and at home.
Learn more about best practices for teaching high-frequency "heart words."