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Counting Word Sounds

Counting Word Sounds

Angela Rusk | Colvin Elementary | Wichita, Kansas To help students break down the sounds that make up simple words, the teacher uses objects, or counters, as a visual aid. After stretching the word out and counting the sounds, the students then put the word back...
Parts of a Word

Parts of a Word

Arta Quam | Wichita Public Schools | Wichita, Kansas The teacher and students break simple words into two parts, the onset and the rime, then put them back together...
Same and Different Ending Sounds

Same and Different Ending Sounds

DeLynne Osborne | Wichita Public Schools | Wichita, Kansas The teacher begins by using sets of picture cards and having students sound out the words using their fingers. After they have practiced several pairs of words with the same ending sound (bee and tree, bug and...
Comparing Beginning Sounds Using Hand Signals

Comparing Beginning Sounds Using Hand Signals

Arta Quam | Wichita Public Schools | Wichita, Kansas During this activity, the teacher asks students to compare the beginning sounds of two words. If the two words start with the same sound, students hand signal with a thumbs up. If the two words don’t start...
Teaching Ending Sounds Through Movement

Teaching Ending Sounds Through Movement

Arta Quam | Wichita Public Schools | Wichita, Kansas Through the use of movement, the ending sounds of words are emphasized, making the ending sounds easier to remember. In this exercise, the teacher says a word and emphasizes the ending sound with her voice and by...
An Activity for Counting Sounds in Words

An Activity for Counting Sounds in Words

Angela Rusk | Colvin Elementary | Wichita, Kansas In this lesson, students learn to break down a word into its component sounds. The teacher shows the students an object, has them say the word, then stretch the word out into its parts while counting out each section...
Sounds in Words: Using Arm as a Visual

Sounds in Words: Using Arm as a Visual

Dana Barrientos | Harry Street Elementary | Wichita, Kansas In this activity, the teachers uses her arm as a visual aid to demonstrate the three sounds in a simple word. She taps her shoulder as she says the beginning sound, her elbow for the middle sound, and her...
Beginning Sounds Matching Game

Beginning Sounds Matching Game

Peggy Drew | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas In this game, the students learn about beginning sounds by matching picture cards with a card that represents the beginning sound and letter of the word that is pictured. The teacher begins by demonstrating how...
Making Words from Sounds Game

Making Words from Sounds Game

Dana Barrientos | Harry Street Elementary | Wichita, Kansas In this activity, the teacher gives the beginning sound and the ending sound of a simple word, and the students say the complete word. Then the teacher switches the order, saying the ending sound first and...