ESSENTIAL DATA – Set #2
SING OUT LOUD!
Melodies may vary, yet the process of chanting letter names in alphabetical order remains a predictable landmark for preschoolers.
Letter units have other names besides ayeee, beee, sea, etc.
Have you tried reading Braille symbols for the blind?
Do you recognize the flags used to signal ships at sea?
Morse Code uses “dah-di-dah” lines and dashes.
In 1957, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) introduced its now-popular Phonetic Alphabet. Soldiers and pilots know these by heart:
Does NATO know how many speech sounds are ignored? Try these:
For the traditional ABC chant, WordsAhead also created a smarter version by reorganizing lyrics to portray the actual role letters play in representing consonant sounds and vowel sounds.
Certain /letters/ represent both consonant sounds and vowel sounds:
/Ff/, /Jj/, /Mm/, /Vv/…
/Zz/, /Qq/… /Kk/ & /Bb/…
/Dd/… /Nn/… /Xx/ & /Pp/…
/Cc/, /Ll/… /Ss/ & /Tt/…
/Ww/, /Rr/, /Yy/… /Ii/ & /Gg/…
/Aa/, /Oo/, /Uu/… /Hh/ & /Ee/…
Our alphabet goes from /Aa/ to /Zz/,
but can you sing from /Ff/ to /Ee/?