"BUMP!" is a fun way for your students to practice SUPER SOUNDS. (This is the name we've given to sounds that are made by more than one letter. They've teamed up... that's why they're "super." For example, /sh/, /ir/, /aw/.) Knowing these sounds as units is important because they can't be predictably "sounded out." This game allows for repeated exposure to the super sounds you want your children to recognize automatically in words, but in an engaging and kinesthetic way that is sometimes lost in traditional flash-card practice.
Instead of practicing the sounds on paper flash cards, this download presents them electronically, in a slide show. Randomly placed throughout the slides are the words BUMP, STOMP, CLAP, SNAP, and WIGGLE. Your students' attention will be focused on reading the slides as they anticipate seeing the fun action words pop up. When they see an action word, they say the word and do the action. A picture clue has been included with each action word to help support emergent readers.
If you use computers during center time, you can load the slide show onto student computers to allow for independent or partner practice.
*This BUMP, and all other BUMPS, are uploaded as PDFs due to copyright requirements.
Other Materials for Learning About Sounds
Phonemic Awareness Fun!
A BIG Bundle of Sorts (Phonemic Awareness)
Super Sounds! (Practicing Blends, Digraphs, Diphthongs, and Vowels)
I Spy Super Sounds
BUMP! Let's Learn Super Sounds
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