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Oral Blending and Segmenting, Lucky Dip

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Activity Type: Build Accuracy
Activity Form: Game
Grade: K
Group Size: Small Group, Whole Class
Length: 5 minutes
Materials: Bag with objects or pictures of objects such as chalk, ball, hat, glove, pencil, etc
Goal: Given multiple letter sounds, the student can blend them into a word ( /a/ + /b/ + /c/ -> "abc" )
Items: chalk, ball, hat, glove, pencil, etc

What to do

  1. Collect a set of small objects from around the classroom into a bag.
  2. Would you like to play a game? Here's how you play: pull an object from this bag but don't let anyone else see it. You stretch out its name and everyone else has to guess the object.
  3. My turn first. Pull out a glove, for example. Keep it hidden. My object is a gllluuuvvv. Hold each sound for at least a second. What is it? That's right, glove! Gllluuuvvv: glove. Now it's your turn. Pass the bag to whoever guessed first. You may need to help them segment their object. Start by just giving them the first sound and see if they can do the rest. If not, segment for them.
  4. You can also have students play this game in small groups or even pairs. One student collects three objects from around the classroom, segments their name and the other student(s) blend. Then they switch roles.
  5. If students find this too hard, you can start with onset and rime instead of the segmenting the whole word, so glll-ove, b-all, etc.

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