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Spanish Phonology - Voicing Minimal Pairs Cards + Cariboo, Bingo, and Candy Land

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Children who struggle to acquire reading and spelling skills in Spanish often present with difficulties distinguishing between voiced and voiceless stops. Unfortunately, this ability is sometimes overlooked in bilingual assessment and intervention. I hope my screeening/progress monitoring tool and my versatile materials will help you fill this need!

This product targets both discrimination and production of voiced and voiceless stop consonants in Spanish. The materials can also be used for articulation therapy or for reinforcing phoneme-grapheme relationships. Because difficulties with voicing distinctions often impact decoding abilities, two different sets of Bingo cards are included: one with words only, and one with images only.

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Page 3: Voicing visual aids
- Can be used as mats for sorting activities, or as visual support when training children to turn their “motor” on and off
- Voiceless sounds are coded with a red button and a motor, to indicate that they are produced with the “motor off”/motor apagado
- Voiced sounds are coded with a green button and a motor, to indicate that they are produced with the “motor on”/motor prendido

Pages 4-9: Voiced-voiceless minimal pairs cards
- 48 words (24 minimal pairs) featuring the following contrasts: /p/ vs. /b/, /t/ vs. /d/, and /k/ vs. /g/. Each word is accompanied by a picture and a "motor on" or "motor off" visual cue
- Spanish voiced stops (/b d g/) have fricative allophones ([β ð ɣ ]) that occur between vowels. Because six of the word pairs feature intervocalic consonant contrasts, these pairs differ by both voicing and manner of articulation.
- All of the other pairs are phonological minimal pairs differentiated only by the voicing of the initial consonants. Remember that initial voiceless consonants are not aspirated in Spanish, as they are in English.
- Minimal pairs are less frequent in Spanish than in English, so I use this core set to train the voicing distinction, and then transition my cues into work on other stimuli.

Pages 10-12: Identification cards - pairs are presented together; students point to word they hear

Pages 13-15: Cariboo cards - cut along lines to create cards that fit Cariboo Magical Treasure Hunt. All students love Cariboo!

Pages 16-19: Lotería (Bingo) game cards with images only - use cards on pages 4-9 as caller cards

Pages 20-23: Lotería (Bingo) game cards with words only - use cards on pages 4-9 as caller cards
- Bingo game cards can also be cut up for use in matching activities

Pages 24-31: Candy Land cards
- 60 colored cards (2 double squares and 8 single squares for each color)
- Because there are numerous versions of Candy Land, pink cards are not included. If you would like to print your pink cards on the same paper as these cards, I recommend downloading this handy free set of pink cards matching multiple game versions: Candy Land Pink Cards for 4 Different Versions by the seller Mel D-Seusstastic.

Page 32: Auditory Discrimination Progress Monitoring Record Sheet

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