This fun caterpillar themed game has students roll a dice, find that picture on the caterpillar, and mark how many sounds they hear in the word. They can color them in or use BINGO dabbers for added fun!
I’ve created a handful of phoneme segmentation activities to help students learn how to sound out words. For students to be able to read and write, they need to learn how to break down words and listen for the sounds they hear. Phoneme segmentation is the process of stretching words into phonemes (sounds). Learning how to sound out words takes a lot of practice, so I created this Phoneme Segmentation Activities Bundle.These flip books can be made into a book or used in your interactive notebook. It comes with 2 versions so students can circle the number of sounds they hear in the word, or use a BINGO dabber to dot the number of sounds. If you don’t have BINGO dabbers, you could use stickers, crayons, stamps, etc.
To use them in notebooks, have students cut on the line and write the word underneath the flap.
For this activity, students spin the paperclip and find a picture with that many sounds in the word. The 2nd version of this, has students spin a picture and hunt for the number showing how many sounds they heard.
Another one of my phoneme segmentation activities is “I Spy”. Students will circle the picture that has the correct number of sounds shown in the magnifying glass. There is another version where students circle the correct number of sounds in the picture shown.
The “Sort it Out” worksheets have students cut & past 3 letter and 4 letter words. This is a nice way to get in some find motor practice.
Stretching out words is a vital skill when learning how to read and write. This Phoneme Segmentation Activities bundle gives you a variety of activities to use in your RTI groups, practice for DIBELs PSF, or to throw in literacy centers to work on phoneme segmentation.
I also sell this bundle in my TPT store.
By helping students learn how to stretch out the sounds in words, it builds confidence in their writing. I want students to focus on the process of writing and not making sure everything is spelled correctly. My students in the past that were focused on the spelling and not just writing, progressed much slower than those that just tried to write based on what they heard.
Here’s an example of how primary students would stretch out a word based on the sounds they hear, not necessarily the letters in the word. You can see the words wrote, letter, really, etc. have all be sounded out. Eventually, spelling rules come into play and students learn how to write words correctly, but in Kindergarten for now, this is great progress!
A favorite activity of my class is this Phoneme Segmentation Fluency & Fitness. The easiest way to sneak in some learning into a brain break. 😉
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