The Global Method has several steps, and it’s important to know
that you can’t ignore any of them. All the steps are detailed as
- The subject of the sentence is presented to the children, motivating them and catching their attention and interest through a conversation, game, short story, dramatization, or other experience.
- This awakens the children’s interest, which the teacher can use to start making them talk about the subject having a main word as the common element.
- Students discover and create new sentences verbally, and when they complete a sentence, simple in the beginning, the teacher can write it down on the board.
- On the board, the teacher writes each sentence that has been said by the students.
- Each students should then illustrate the sentences.
- On the following class, the teacher presents the sentence and illustration on the board, makes the kids look at them and, while pointing at the sentences, reads them without stopping, with a clear and pleasant voice, and then asks the kids to read them too, in chorus, groups, or individually. Reading shouldn’t become a simple repetition, the text should be read as it is, but then changing the order of sentences and words.
- The same text is presented in lines of separate sentences, with letters the same size of the cardboard. Many different exercises can be done:
- The original sentences can be used, and then change their order, or take out parts for the children to point out.
- Different sentences can be given to the kids so they can read them out loud and then show them to the rest so they repeat them.
- One by one, the sentences are shown to the kids so they can recognize them without reference to the illustrations.
- Then all the sentences can be divided between the kids so they can draw each one. Many different exercises can be done to fix the image to the sentences, some of them can be:
- Place the drawings following the order of the sentences.
- A long string of images can be shown, asking the student to point out a single one. Then they are asked to read the sentences,
- and place the images over the corresponding sentences on the board.
- The kid then mixes all the material, and without any model to follow, is asked by the teacher to form the sentences again one by one.
- They can also do some silent reading.