Saturday, June 23, 2012

Tucker Signing Strategies

The former Special Ed teacher at my school, Mrs. H,  has many years of experience and a special way of reaching the kids. I'm always amazed and excited to see the growth in the kiddos that she sees. One of the things that she uses is called Tucker Signing Strategies. She teaches these hand cues to the kids to remember the sounds that the letters make.

Now, I'll be honest I do not know all of the signs and I do not teach all of  the signs to my kiddos. I know that in order for it to be effective I should implement the strategies with fidelity. I wasn't trained on it and I was just talking with Mrs. H about them one day. I asked her to show me the signs for the vowels. For many of my kids short o and u are so difficult to remember and differentiate from other sounds. It was so neat to see when they were sounding out a letter and I knew they were confused and I would show them a sign with my hands and they'd remember. Do any of you use them?

(I found this on Pinterest. The teacher goes through the alphabet but there are also signs for digraphs, r-controlled vowels, etc.)

Take-Home Books for Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading 
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1 Replies:

Heather's Heart said...

I have never heard of them but it sounds interesting! I would love to be able to help some of my ELL kiddos with all of the vowels because they can sure be tricky!

Thank you for sharing this post! =)


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