This activity seems so obvious it’s easy to look past it. Don’t! This super effective yet super simple activity helps develop strong phonemic awareness. You can do it anywhere since it needs no materials!
Beginning readers, come learn this! Depending on how hard you make the words, you can even use this for struggling readers in higher grades.
Let me know if you have any thoughts or questions!
Make a list of words for the activity.
Say the clearest sound possible, try not to mix any other sounds with the letter sound.
After a few tries, do it together.
Too easy or too hard?
If it’s too easy, add in a consonant blend at the beginning like “slip” or end like “rust.”
If it’s too hard, just say the first sound in each word.