We had a great time working with the puzzles we used earlier in the year to hear beginning sounds. BUT there was a new twist to this game!
The students chose a letter piece from the bag and had to find the picture that matched.
Click on the picture to get puzzle.
After matching, the student had to segment the word.
So Nn matches with nut and the student replies, "/n/ /u/ /t/"
It is so important to work on these skills with students to develop reading abilities.
The best predictor of reading difficulty in kindergarten or first grade is the inability to segment words and syllables into integral sound units (phonemic awareness).
Segmentation is a high priority skill needed for beginning readers and often glossed over by teachers and parents. So do a little practice and add a new twist to an old game.