Segmenting is a reading technique to help first graders break apart the sounds in new words. One example of this would be segmenting the sound units in the word black (b/l/a/k). This can help early readers tackle new words on their own, boosting reading confidence. This guided lesson teaches kids how to segment words in order to improve overall reading fluency.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities
Segmenting Gum Stretch 2
Stretch your imagination when it comes to new teaching methods that can be incorporated to help your students stick with phonics. This short and silly clip pulls the different letters in the word ‘gum’ apart to work on each one individually, helping your students quickly master both the spelling and pronunciation of a sweet new word.
Ending Sounds Hopper

Listen closely—what sound does each word end with? Kids practise segmenting simple CVC words to isolate ending sounds in this fun phonics game. Cuz-Cuz happily splashes in a mud puddle after each correct answer, delighting kids and incentivizing them to continue doing well. They'll have so much fun, they won't realise how much they're learning.

Segmenting Sounds Spelling
Breaking apart CVC words into separate sounds can be tricky. Help your child learn to master segmenting with this adorable spelling game. Kids listen to a word (and reference the visual onscreen) and must spell it by isolating the beginning, middle, and ending sounds. Each letter's sound is reinforced when the mouse is hovered above it, giving kids a chance to hear each vowel sound independently.
Letter Swap Quiz

Which letter will turn PAN into MAN? Kids will flex their phonics muscles in this fun letter swap quiz. Working with popular onsets and rimes, kids must segment each CVC word and swap letters to make a whole new word. This tricky game will sharpen phonemic awareness and spelling skills. 

Sight Words Demolition

Hard hats on—it's time for this building to come down! Help Roly and Floyd demolish a building by identifying words in this sight word bingo game. The more words you find, the faster the building will fall. Kids will get such a kick out of watching Roly smash bricks that they'll forget they're learning and retaining words to make them better readers.

Book Who Is Like Me
This pug just wants a friend! Join this pug on his journey to find a creature that looks -- and sounds -- just like him.
Segmenting Quiz: Beginning Sounds
What is the beginning sound in the word can? In this interactive phonics game, kids practise segmenting simple CVC words to identify individual letter sounds. Perfect for children who are learning to read, this game focuses primarily on beginning sounds, helping kids master letter-sound correspondence and spelling simple words.

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