This Phoneme Identification with Sound-it-Out Chips lesson plan also includes:
Looking for a tangible way to help emerging readers identify phonemes? You've found it! They use chips without letters to segment single-syllable words into first, middle, and last sounds. As you say each sound, scholars place a chip on the desk. After reviewing the chips in order, challenge them by asking what sound the final chip stands for. Continue with these examples, using picture cards to introduce each new word (provided for printing). Once scholars are ready, extend to four and five-phoneme words.