Catch a Sound-final sounds
|Activity Type: Build Accuracy|
|Activity Form: Game|
|Group Size: Individual, Pair, Small Group, Large Group, Whole Class|
|Length: 5 minutes|
|Materials: list of words|
|Goal: Given a word, the student can identify its final sound|
|Items: bug, run, dog, cat, sock, set, hot, sit, (add additional words for practice)|
 What to do
- Introduce oral game-Catch a Sound-as a fishing game where the students use their hands to "catch" the last sound in given words.
- Demonstrate stretching a word and "catching" the final sound in your hand. Dooog (Model a catching motion when you say /g/).
- Pretend to throw the letter back into the water to be with the other letters.
- For children who struggle, give them help and make a note in an Activity Log.
 Related activities
- First sound segmenting accuracy (Mico version)
- Last sound segmenting accuracy (Mico version)
- Letter Sound Accuracy, Catch It!
- Middle sound segmenting accuracy (Mico version)
- Word Form Recognition Fluency, Final Consonant Substitutions
- All Phonological Awareness Activities
 About this activity
As we were working with the Heggerty Book, I noticed several children were not correctly identifying the final sound in given words. We began using this "game" as a way to target final sounds correctly.