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Stretching sounds

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Activity Type: Introduce
Activity Form:
Grade: K, 1
Group Size: Individual, Pair, Small Group, Large Group
Materials: rubberbands, word list
Goal: Separate individual phonemes
Items: one syllable words, two syllable words, three syllable words

What to do

  1. Give each child a rubber band.
  2. Have each child place the rubber band around each hand.
  3. As you call out the word (spelling word, sight word, etc.), the child stretches the rubber band per sound.
  4. When the word is complete, the child brings their hands together again.
  5. The children say the word together and stretch the word and rubber band in one fluid motion.

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