Teaching Tip of the Week

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Scripture Memory for the Very Young

You're all prepared to teach your memory verse: You're ready for your introduction, you know exactly which words and phrases you need to explain, and how to apply the verse. And your visual is just out of this world! Then you remember - your students don't know how to read yet! How are you going to teach them John 3:16 when they can't even read the visual you spent so much time on?

Take a look at that visual again. Are there words that you can replace with pictures or symbols? Using John 3:16 as an example - How about using the familiar circle as a symbol of God (showing His eternity,) a heart for the word "loved" and a picture of the earth for "world"?

Then either teach them a short portion of the verse ("For God so loved the world") or teach it to them in shorter sections, one each week.

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