Sound boxes are a great hands-on way to help your students develop phonological awareness by segmenting words into sounds or syllables. I like to introduce these in a small group setting and later set them up in a center.
•Put one object under each box. You can use BINGO chips, unifix cube, or fun seasonal shapes like the ones in the pictures below.
•Say a word.
•Have your student repeat the word slowly, stretching it out.
•Students will push an object in each box for each sound he/she hears.
•Remind your students that they will move one object for each sound, not each letter.
I found the plastic spiders in the picture at Hobby Lobby. The "Syllable Clap" assignment is from my Words, Words, Words packet. This is an extension for the book, Diary of a Spider.
I love to add a little fun with seasonal shapes. You can use small erasers like the ones at Target Dollar Spot. In the picture are some plastic leaves I found at Hobby Lobby. I thought these would be the perfect addition to a lesson about the book, There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves. The "Raking Up Good Writing" assignment is from my Fall: Words, Words, and More Words.
In this packet are sound boxes with 3, 4, and 5 boxes so you can differentiate. There is a colorful version like the ones above and an ink-saving black and white version.
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