Phonemic awareness helps your students understand that a word is made up of letter sounds. I like to use these CVC sound boxes to help my student learn the sounds in each word. You can use bingo chips, mini erasers, pennies, or any small manipulative to represent each sound in the word.
More about this resource
- Tips for teaching phonemic awareness
- Directions for using the sound boxes
- 13 CVC word mats (3-4 mats for each short vowel)
- Color and black and white options
The first step to being a successful reader and writer is mastering phonemic awareness! Practice working on sounds in word before you even teach letter sounds!