Thursday, March 4, 2010

Stretching words into sounds

To teach phonemic awareness to my kindergartners and first graders, I tell them we are going to stretch bubble gum. I let them pretend chew it up... then they get it in their hands and I tell them a word, cat, then we stretch it out into sounds /c/ /a/ /t/. Then we slap it back together and say cat. This is a fun activity and it gets the kids thinking about sounds in words.

Remember, we should work on PA everyday until 2nd grade but only spend a few minutes on it.

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