This is an activity where students or the teacher read words and add a beginning or ending sound to make a new word. This is a great phonemic awareness activity where students practice manipulating sounds. Students practice adding a beginning or ending sound to a word to make a new word. In this activity students follow the direction on the card, example, Say moo add a /n/ to the end and then they match the direction card to the picture card with the new word on it. Print this activity on card stock, laminate for durability and have students start practicing. This is a great activity for a learning station working with manipulating letters and words, whole group practice activity where teacher reads direction card and student with the right picture stands up (many variations for whole group this is just one idea), or teacher led small group. Great for Kindergarten or lower level first graders who have not yet acquired this skill.
Common Core Standards-Kindergarten
RF.K.2e Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.
RF.K.3a Demonstrate basic knowledge of letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or most frequent sound for each consonant.
RF.K.2d Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds
RF.1.2d Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
RF.1.2c Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.