If you don’t have time to do a full lesson plan on phonics each week then here’s a quick “5 minute phonics” session that you can do at the end of a normal Genki English lesson.
(Click here if you are on email and can’t see the video)
1. Ask the kids what the words are (they must have previously studied these)
2. Ask them to think what today’s sound might be. (Don’t tell them, ask them to think and give them time)
3. Show them how to write today’s sound.
4. Practice reading together.
Obviously it’s not going to get the same results as the full phonics lesson (the video is part way down this page) but if you are really short on time it’s possible to add it in this way. You can probably start it after you have completed around half of the GE themes. Or less if you plan it really well!
The posters you can find on the main Phonics Page and of course the most important point is that the kids must be able to say a lot of the words before you start. There’s no point being able to read or write if you can’t speak – as Japan’s economy just found out this week!