Phonemic Awareness is hearing the smallest speech sounds in each word. It provides a strong foundation for early reading success. Students with a strong phonemic awareness are much more likely to be successful readers.
This game allows students to work on listening to the number of sounds in a word, in a fun way and use their fine motor skills at the same time. There are 72 different picture cards, ranging from 2 to 5 sounds. The pictures are colour coded so students can self check while playing the game and there is also a skill check worksheet provided for students to complete.
This is a great addition to your reading or literacy groups and can be played independently.
It is very easy to prepare - just print, laminate and cut out the cards.
~ How to Play ~
Students choose a card, say the word. They sound out the word and clip a peg onto the number of sounds they hear. There is a skill check sheet included for students to complete also.
The cards are colour coded so the student can self-check.
Orange – 2 sounds: art, jar, paw, bear, bow, car, cow, eat, bee, key, egg, pie, owl
Green – 3 sounds: hang, fang, shark, ball, barn, star, bed, bell, sun, corn, win, cook, apple, cry, dig, duck, feet, cheese, fish, fox, cat, horse, tooth, moose, light, bird, mouse, moon, shop
Blue – 4 sounds: ramp, sink, fast, crab, bend, bread, chest, crown, muddy, drill, saddle, smell, snail, dress, genie, juggle, clock
Yellow – 5 sounds: plant, stamp, blend, splash, carrot, castle, drink, mermaid, rabbit, rainbow, stink, monkey