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Matching phonemes to graphemes can be as easy as playing a game of Bingo. Little learners build a strong understanding of medial sounds, vowels, and letter sound correspondence while playing Bingo. Bingo cards and picture cards are included; you just need to print and laminate the amount you need.
The main exercise here has to do with initial, medial, and final sound correspondence. Youngsters practice decomposing word sounds using image cards and a template (both provided). They cut out ten 3-letter images and sound each out, gluing them alongside each almost-complete name on the worksheet...but their job is not yet done! Each word is missing one of the sounds, and they fill in the corresponding letter according to the sound they hear. There are dozens more images associated with these three sound categories; use your own creativity to put them to use!
The phoneme train is leaving the station! Get your budding readers familiar with letter-sound correspondence using this fun phonics activity. They set up the initial sound and final sound train cards (included), placing a letter between them. Then, learners choose images to place beneath the train cars to indicate words which begin or end with that sound. You will need image cards and alphabet cards for this. There is a diagram to show you what this set-up looks like.
Eighth graders analyze poems and how to understand them. They identify letter-sound correspondences in the Greek language. They divide words into syllables and discuss messages in poems. They work in small groups to identify the poem's purpose and how poets convey ideas and images.
Seventh graders study the Anglo-Saxon layer of language and elements of drama in a comedy. They review words and identify the letter-sound correspondences, syllable patterns, and morpheme patterns. They identify characteristics of comedy and analyze how the play Rumplestiltskin may be different if it were a tragedy.
Sorting objects according to their initial sound gets scholars thinking about letter-sound correspondence in this interactive activity. Start with 26 brown bags, each labelled with a letter of the alphabet. Bring in some magazines with images for learners to choose from, and challenge your kids to cut out corresponding first-sound objects. Encourage them to say the first sound as they categorize each image into the bags. You can do this with last-sound, too!
What do dominoes and phonemes have in common? Quite a bit in this engaging phonics game! Each domino has a letter on one side and an image on the other. Everything you need is here; partners place the starting domino on the table then take turns matching a letter to the picture at the end of the domino train. They say the initial sound of each image before matching the letter and play until all the dominos are gone. A complete set is included for printing here as well as some blanks you can use to create your own!
Student examine the Anglo-Saxon layer of the language to study letter-sound correspondences. They also look at syllable patterns in the phonics section of this instructional activity. They determine the difference between plays and other genres of writing in the comprehension section. They study the characteristics of plays.
Practice letter-sound correspondence using this interactive activity which has kids sorting images based on their final sounds. Start by choosing four final sounds to place in an open file folder (refer to image). Partners take turns selecting image cards, pronouncing the image and its final sound, and sorting it under the correct letter(s). They choose cards until all are sorted. This comes with the letters but no image cards. Have kids make them by cutting out images from magazines!
Although the directions here are a bit confusing, the concept is quite simple. Emergent readers practice letter recognition and letter-sound correspondence through multiple intelligence activities. They form trains based on initial phonemes, identifying objects and segmenting the onset. They participate in a small-group matching game using the same materials. This will take some set-up on your part.
Get creative with phonics by having kids create a letter-sound mobile! Using a hanger, hole punch, string, and the provided image and letter cards, learners practice matching medial sounds to their corresponding vowels. Students attach the vowels to the hanger (three are pictured, but you can probably fit all five) with string and then proceed to attach each image below its medial sound letter. There are five images for each vowel, so keep in mind this may get hectic if strings become entangled, kids can't tie knots, etc. Consider using a circular wire if possible.
Sixth graders discover that expectancies are rule-categories that hold firm for almost all words in each category. They also recognize that using them with visual clues enable them to remember and use many of the letter-sound correspondences and syllable patterns that they have studied.
Make letter-sound correspondence a game using this activity idea. Youngsters work in pairs to drill and practice alphabet sounds, keeping track of their progress on a chart (provided). Working one at a time, each partner flips letter cards, saying the sound and letter. If they get it correct, it goes in the YES pile. If incorrect, it goes in the NO pile. YES and NO labels are included for printing, but the letter cards are not. Partners keep track of their YES and NO numbers on the recording sheets and drill the letters they have trouble with.
Students participate in an activity to identify words with specific letter sounds or letter combinations. In this letter sound/letter combination activity, students focus on three-letter sounds then identify words in a sound hunt involving an age appropriate magazine, book or newspaper. Students make a list of the words they have found then work as a class to define them.