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Fantastic resource for guided reading in kindergarten! Cute and appealing to display and easy to use. Thanks!
The phoneme segmentation resource can be used in so many different ways. I use it as a warm up for my guided reading or as a brain break. I laminated the cards in order to use them multiple times.


* * A quick note from Tara West. If you are new to your reading instruction and/or are interested in expanding your student readers, I would like to guide you to my Science of Reading (SOR) Guided Phonics Curriculum. This curriculum uses decodable readers and additional resources to help support the latest brain research in reading. For questions on how this differs to my Kindergarten Guided Small Group Deluxe Bundle or additional details, please reach out via the TPT Q/A system or by directly emailing me at Have an amazing day!

Get this product along with all of my other best selling guided reading packets in the ENDLESS Guided Reading MEGA Bundle

Small Group PACK 1 {Kindergarten}:Click here to view

Inside the packet:

- 1:1 Correspondence activities (12 pages)

- Phoneme Segmentation (14 pages)

- Sound boxes (6 pages)

- ABC fun with magnetic letters (7 pages)

- Mix it & Fix it

- What's Missing?

- Alphabet Fluency Racers (6 pages)

- Rhyme Time (5 pages)

- Daily Guided Reading routines (9 pages)

Small Group PACK 2 {Kindergarten}:Click here to view

Inside the packet:

- Guided Reading Opener (page 2)

- Guided Reading Lesson Plans (pages 3-9)

- Guided Reading Structure (page 10)

- How to help struggling readers (pages 11-12)

- Guided Writing (pages 13-33)

- Quick Write (page 34)

- Guided Reading Vocabulary Strategy (page 35)

- Beginning Sound Sort (pages 36-43)

- Guess my word (page 44)

- Beginning, Middle, End & Five Finger Retell Strategy & Posters (pages 45-48)

Phoneme Segmentation Click here to view

Segmenting words into individual sounds is critical for successful decoding!

Phoneme segmentation is a technique for building phonemic awareness in which students break words into sounds- - saying each sound separately as they stretch out the word. Ie. Teacher asks, “How many sounds are there in the word frog?” Students says, “/f/ /r/ /o/ /g/....4 sounds!”

In this packet you will find activities that incorporate phoneme segmentation in more of a “hands on” way. These activities can be used during small group time or use these activities whole-class!

Inside the packet:

Pages 3-89 Sound Boxes with Guided Picture {Color/B&W versions}

Pages 90-95 Stretching Sounds on the Highway

Pages 96-102 Blank Sound Boxes {multiple versions}

Pages 103-108 Phoneme Segmentation Cards

Pages 108-114 Onset & Rime Cards

Pages 115-123 Phoneme Segmentation Stretchers

Pages 124-146 Phoneme Segmentation 3-in-a-row {3 versions}

Pages 147-151 Phoneme Segmentation Fluency Sheets

Pages 152-153 Phoneme Segmentation Daily Routine & Word List

Nonsense Word Fluency Activities Click here to view

Measuring a student’s ability to decode individual phonemes and then blend them together to read.

Practicing nonsense word fluency will show if a student has a solid understanding for letter-sound correspondence. Nonsense word fluency also encourages students to blend an unknown word together. Students who are fluent with nonsense words will have a better understanding on decoding unknown words within the text they read.

These activities can be used during small group time or use these activities whole-class!

Inside the packet:

Pages 3-29 Nonsense Word Cards {4 to a page}

Pages 30-45 Guided Nonsense Word cards { 3 to a page}

Pages 46-64 Nonsense Word Fluency 3-in-a-row {3 versions}

Pages 65-68 Nonsense Word Fluency Sheets

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