PDF (Acrobat) Document File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
The first step to teaching reading is helping students understand and segment sentences, then words and finally sounds. This resource is focused on teaching sentence segmentation, by counting the words in sentences, which is the first step in phonological awareness. Teaching students how to hear individual words in sentences is important before moving on to syllables, onset-rimes and sounds.
Students will gain an understanding that communication is done in sentences and that sentences are made up of words. The student will grasp the concept that words are separated by spaces. An understanding of this will help with reading and writing.
Not only is this resource useful for sentence segmentation, the student will also be counting and using 1:1 correspondence.
The activities included in this packet are:
Listen & Count Group Activity
Listen & Count Google Slides Activity
Counting the sentences in a word board game
Sorting number of words in sentences (2, 3, 4, and 5 words)
How many words do you hear? QR Code Activity
Student scans the QR code, listens to the sentence and moves counter. Checks answer with answer key.
Sentence Counting Clip Cards
Sentence strips to use in counting activity
Count the words and graph
Listen to the teachers' sentences and graph (class listening activity)
Dob the number of words in the sentence with a dauber
Write the number of sentences in a word
Count and color the number of words in a sentence
Number of words in a sentence sort (3 or 5 words)
Sentence surgery to cut up words in a sentence strip
Differentiated sentence strips, one with reading dots and one without