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I have a lot of kids this year that are mixing their b's and d's. Do any of you have any good ways to help with that? TIA


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this thread http://www.proteacher.net/discussion...d.php?t=203345 similar discussion of 5th grade teachers helping children who are still mixing their b's and d's.
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I haven't tried this yet, but some of my teacher friends use this trick. Hopefully your students know the word bed starts with b and ends with d. When they write the word, it should look like a bed, with the tall straight lines of the b and the d being the posts. The word deb does not look like a bed. They can think of that when they go to write other b and d words. You could even draw an illustration of a bed and write the word bed in it and post it in your room. Hopefully that will help!
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The labels are here:
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Mixed opinion!
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I was at a phonics workshop last spring and they said that the best way to fix the b,d problem was to focus on one of the two. She chose b. She made a big picture of a bat before the ball on her chalk board or white board. When the child made a mistake she had them trace the b saying bat before the ball several times. She said if you focus on one you have better retention then focusing on both b and d. Just another opinion. I have had students who mix d,b,p and q, that makes me question the possibility of dislexia.

My daughter did a paper on dislexia and it is just a problem with directionality. Many people have minor problems with it. (I still mix north and south and have to think sometimes to remember which direction L and J should be.) It is only a problem in extreem cases.


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Try the two thumbs up trick.
Old 10-10-2009, 09:56 PM
 
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Take both your hands (closed fists) and place them in front of you with both thumbs sticking up. Turn your fists so the knuckles are facing each other. Your left hand forms the "b" and your right hand forms the "d". I hold up my fists and tell my kindergarteners to
imagine that their is a pretend letter "a" sitting on my left forearm.Then I show them that my left hand is formed like a "b" and in between my hands is a pretend letter "c" After, I show them that my right hand is formed like a "d", and there is a pretend 'e' on my right forearm. Whenever they have a hard time remembering how to make a "b" or a "d", I tell them to put out their fists, thumbs up. I hope you can understand my explanation. Give it a try, it really works!!
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Anything for p's and q's?
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I like the cute bed posters. I was wondering if there was anything cute like that for reversals of p's and q's? Thanks!
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:42 AM
 
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I made this last summer. I always use the bat and ball and the donut and the door. Although, I've heard of drum and drumstick too. Before I use the p & q, I have to explain to the kids what a quill is. They usually know when I say feather pen though.
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b's and d's
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I write a capital B on the board under it I write a lowercase b. Then I chant B's have bumps on the bottom. (if you erase the top bump, the kids can see the bumps on the bottom)

Then I write a capital D, under it a lowercase d. Then I chant D's are different, they face each other.

It has always worked in my class. good luck
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