Play Bubblegum Games to Learn Phonological Awareness Skills

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Learning letters and sounds needs a lot of time to go to long term memory! So play some games and just keep practicing! Yes, you can play games in school!  Call them educational games if you need to explain yourself.

Review the letters and sounds to help make this information solid by playing games. You can find the game I am referencing ๐Ÿ‘‰ Bubble Gum Fun.

Check out how I use 1 game to hit many phonological awareness skills.
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How to do phonemic awareness?

  1. Chose a letter card  and tell the  picture (cat). 
  2. Say the beginning sound( /k/ ) and the letter name that makes that sound (c.)
  3. Find the letter to color that matched the sound on the bubble gum boards. 
  4. Be sure to emphasize the difference between a letter name and the sound it makes!
  5. If all bubble gum circles are colored...yell, "Bubble Gum!"
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How to do segmenting?

After marking the letter....

1. If the word had 4 or less sounds, but be sure to blend the words back together.
Segment cat- /k/  /a/  /t/           Segment vest- /v/  /e/  /s/  /t/

     Check out other phonemic awareness and Segmenting ideas.

2. If the word is multi-syllabic, clap the syllables. rabbit- 2 claps rab-bit.

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How to work with rhyming?

1. Say the word and have everyone say a rhyming word. Say: cat...then they say hat, rat, fat, bat and even encourage "silly" words!

2. Say the word chosen and another word. Students do thumbs up if they rhyme and thumbs down if they don't rhyme
  • cat-sat- Students give thumbs  up
  • cat-car- Students give thumbs down. If students give a thumbs up say "Rhyming words sound the same at the end so we are looking for words that say at. cat and car start with the same beginning sound.  
Check out 5 Fabulous Rhyming Videos for more rhyming fun. Check out fun Videos for Letters and Sounds for videos  that make learning letters and sounds engaging! 

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๐Ÿ’–Debora from Teach Magically