Saturday, January 23, 2010

Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic-Tactile teaching method

Using the VAKT multi-sensory teaching method.

A multisensory method like the VAKT (Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic-Tactile) can be used to help children remember words. Select words needed to be learned (like the Dolch word lists). Write these words on cards using a crayon so that the letters or words have texture.
Using VAKT, the teacher models and the student repeats for each word:

(a) say the word, trace the word with two fingers while saying each part of the word, say the word again;

(b) write the word without looking at the word card and then compare what was written to the word card; and

(c) repeat the first step until the word is written correctly three consecutive times without looking at the prompt card.

Students may draw pictures to go along with the words as visual reminders. Any teaching method used must be meaningful and directed toward purposeful learning.

The instruction provided must be conducive for each student’s needs, ability levels, and success of progress.

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