As a part of my action research, I decided to teach the skill phoneme segmentation to a few different small groups. You can check out this post to see my daily plans during this process.
We started out using the dot cards in the previous picture and the sound boxes to sound out words. Kinders and little learners need something to put their hands on! Some of them caught on really fast and others needed some extra practice. Using the sound boxes significantly helped some of them. Anytime you can teach with more than one of the senses is helpful (see, hear and do).
After doing this a few different times, we did a picture sort. This was more of a group effort. Especially since some of them were doing better than others. Some of the best teaching comes when working with peers!
I always try to do both a verbal and non-verbal assessment. I am reaching those kiddos that get nervous and have test anxiety. We used one of the pages from my Phoneme Segmentation pack called, "How many Sounds?".
I also used a few other resources I had created at other times. We used my Segmenting Sweets from my February Math & Literacy Centers pack. Anytime you can use a bingo dotter gets you big points with them!
We used my Phoneme Segmentation Flip Chart. If you have a Promethean Board, and want to have this excellent resource, click the picture above to see it in my store. If you purchase my Phoneme Segmentation pack-- you can have it for free! Just shoot me an email with your tpt name and I will send it your way.
And, of course at the end we did a verbal post assessment.
Here is a preview of what's included in this pack:
Click the picture above to check it out!
And.. on another note.....
PS- If you stuck around to read this entire post.. I will give away my Phoneme Segmentation pack to one person. Just leave your email and how you could use this in your classroom. I will pick a winner tonight.