This packet is designed to help your students practice phonological awareness skills. All of the activities have a St. Patrick’s Day theme. The skills targeted include: counting syllables, rhyming, initial sound matching, and compound word deletion.
1) Syllable Sorting: Your students sort words by the number of syllables that they contain. There are 45 different pictures included with 1-4 syllables in each word.
2) Rhyming: There are 20 flashcards that ask students “Which word rhymes with __________?” Each card contains 3 different pictures for answer choices.
3) Rhyming: The next set of 20 cards ask students to identify the word that does not rhyme with a given word. There are 3 pictures for answer choices on each card.
4) Initial Sound Sort: Your students sort words by initial sounds. There are sorting mats for 10 different initial sounds and 50 different pictures for sorting (5 per sound). I have also included blank mats and pieces.
5) Compound Word Deletion: Each card asks students to say a compound word without one part of the word. For example, “Say cowboy without cow.” There are visual cues on each card. There is also an answer card connected to each question. You can either cut apart the question/answer cards or fold the answer card back on the line between the question and answer. There are 21 different cards.
6) Shamrock Band Open-Ended Game: Cut apart all of the cards and place them face-down in a pile. After practicing a target skill, students should draw one card from the pile. There are 48 cards that contain a picture of a member of the shamrock band as well as a number from 1-6. You can either add up the numbers to see who has the most points or just count the number of cards each student has. There are also 8 penalty cards.
Activity created by Lauren Laur, CCC-SLP