Early Reading Building Block 6: Segmenting
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Just like blending, it's important that young readers can identify individual letter sounds within the context of a word, building on the skill of "sounding out" unfamiliar words. Many children can look at the word "cat" and recognize it based upon familiarity, but to be a successful reader, they must also understand that the word in its entirety is made up of the sounds /c/ /a/ /t/. With this foundation, they'll be able to read many more words, instead of those that they've simply memorized. Here's a selection of decoding games, word-building activities, and consonant blend scavenger hunts that will help your child practice segmenting and other important phonics skills, while building a positive association with reading.
Start Lesson Guided Lesson: The Lion and the Rat
Guided Lessons are a sequence of interactive digital games, worksheets, and other activities that guide learners through different concepts and skills. They keep track of your progress and help you study smarter, step by step.
Guided Lessons are digital games and exercises that keep track of your progress and help you study smarter, step by step.
In this lesson, preschoolers focus on the alphabet by learning the letters L, R, and K. Kids are guided through the classic children's story of The Lion and the Rat, with an accompanying curriculum that targets each child's understanding of the unique sounds these letters make. Seeing the letters in a fun, engaging environment also reinforces the letter recognition skills crucial for early readers.
In this lesson, preschoolers focus on the alphabet by learning the letters L, R, and K.
This lesson includes printable activities: Download All (5)
Song: Animals ABC Song
Story: The Lion and the Rat
Story: The Lion and the Rat Comprehension
Game: Penelope Drums
Game: Alphabet Hopper: L, M, N, R
Game: Lion and the Rat Puzzle
Game: Match the Opposites