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Segmenting for Reading Success Teach Magically



Research has shown that segmenting is the biggest indicator of reading success and Elkonin boxes can help. They build phonological awareness skills by segmenting words into individual sounds, or phonemes. 


SO a cool activity helps develop this important skill! Elkonin Boxes!

Students used a bingo dabber to count the syllables!  To use Elkonin boxes, a child listens to a word and dab a box for each sound or phoneme. They thought dabbing was the best part!  They then wrote the sounds heard in the dots!

The students were so excited to write the entire words at the bottom! The they blended the sounds together to read the word. Check out how I blend at Blending Made Easy. It was so much fun to watch this process happen!  The students were so confident in their skills!


Many students like to use one color to dab and other like to use multiple colors! Some of the students needed to write the letters for the sounds over the dots and then transfer the word to the bottom!



Other students could look at the picture, check the dots, and then write the word at the bottom using successive blending! Check out my post using snowmen to understand Successive Blending.

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It was amazing to watch the students count the sounds!  SOOOO this activity also used Math!  WHOO HOO!!  I love to include math whenever I can!
Math also played a big roll when we got the words with different number of sounds! We discussed how many more, which word had the bigger number, etc.


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Check out Snowmen Segmenting Fun for a fun teaching resource or literacy center game. 
Teach Magically Segmenting for Reading Success Snowmen











Other resources to help work segmenting! Click to get the resources!


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