We are working through the skills needed before Greyson can begin reading. We’ve done a lot of beginning and ending sounds – he knows all the letter sounds individually… except W – when we make the sound he always says “waldo”…
Today I am sharing a Phonological and Phonemic Awareness activity. Greyson really loved doing this, he said it was like a treasure hunt. This simple activity works on:
- Word Count
- Reading Comprehension
- Concepts of Print
- Listening Skills
In this printable you’ll receive 24 different phrases, along with 24 corresponding images and number cards.
How does it work? It is easy!!
- Cut out your phrases, images and numbers
- I took 6 phrases and glued them to an 11 x 14 poster board. You can get a whole pack of these at Wal-Mart for less than 3 bucks.
- I chose to tape the poster board to the wall instead of having Greyson work at the table. Sometimes it is really nice to just switch things up!
- I placed all the images and numbers on a nearby surface
- I read the phrase
- Greyson picked the image that corresponded to the phrase and glued it to the right
- Greyson counted the words in the phrase and found the correct number card and glued it to the left of the phrase
You can stop and celebrate their achievements there, but we ended up adding a few additional step to work more on the word counting.
After he was done gluing on the images and numbers he took a skinny marker and a colored pencil. He drew vertical lines between every word, and the using the colored pencil we underlined all the words and numbered them.
He had a lot of fun with this activity, and will be working through the remainder of the phrases throughout this week. In addition, I am having him count the words in books (short books), and continuing work on letter sounds. Hopefully we will crack the W = Waldo. 🙂