Teachers, here are two activities to use during Literacy Stations or Centers. I designed them to use when you teach the letter "P", but you can use them at any time for practice distinguishing between beginning, middle, and end sounds.
1. Where Do You Hear the /p/ Game
Model whole group and then place at a Word Work or ABC Station. Students will draw a picture card, say the word, and listen for the /p/ sound. They will place the “p” card on their game board in the beginning, middle, or end box depending on where they hear the sound. After discussing with the players they will decide who is correct. Every correct player gets a counter. The player with the most counters at the end of the game is the winner.
2. Where Do You Hear the /p/ Pocket Chart Activity
Model whole group and then place at the Pocket Chart Station. Students will place the sorting titles at the top of the pocket chart. Each child draws a card, says the word, and places the word under the correct title depending on where they hear the /p/ sound.
Optional Recording Sheet
A recording sheet is provided for use during the game or at the pocket chart for accountability. Students can draw a picture of the word and mark where they hear the /p/ sound.