Use these visual aids with students who are working on their speech sounds at the syllable level. The sheets target six different syllable beginnings/endings depending on how you use them.
For example, a student who is working on initial /k/ would use the sheet with the blue dot. Begin at “hay”, and instruct the student to put his/her finger on the blue dot in the center of the circle. The student would then be instructed to slide his/her finger to “hay” and put the /k/ sound in front of it to make it sound like “kay”. It’s okay if the student separates “k” and “hay” for a short while. Try to blend the sounds together as you continue with this task.
If the student is working on final /k/, use the sheet with the red dot. The same rules apply as earlier, but the student would be expected to say “hake”. Really emphasize those specific speech sounds the student is targeting.
These silly syllable sheets make the process of working at the syllable-level more fun and engaging. Use an open-ended game for motivation.
Helpful tip: I added colorful cardstock behind each form so I can quickly grab the correct sheet. I also put magnets on the back of each sheet and they hang on my whiteboard in my speech room. I eventually try to fade the visual from the student's finger to the student looking at the sheet on the board to eventually not needing the sheet at all.
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