Research shows that incorporating phonological awareness activities into traditional speech intervention can improve phoneme awareness, articulation, and reading (Gillon, 2000).
Can students blend the words together to make a compound word?
This activity is perfect for targeting compound words during the summer. The following words are included:
Cut along the dotted line. Give the bottom sheet to the student. Say each part of the compound words below and ask students to blend the words together to make a word that describes something in the summer scene. Ask them to say the compound word aloud and color the appropriate picture.
Use goldfish to help students visualize the segmentation of each word. Push the goldfish together to represent the blending of each word.
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Gillon, G. T. (2000). The Efficacy of Phonological Awareness Intervention for Children With Spoken Language Impairment. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 31, 126-141.