By enlarging and laminating this template your students can determine the letters, sounds, and syllables in new words you are working on in the classroom. (Kinkos is a great place to have documents enlarged). This helps children visualize that some words might have a lot of letters, but not a lot of sounds and vice versa. Words Study, Sight Words, Phonological Awareness, Words Work Activities, Phonics Activities, Letters Sounds, Phonemic Awareness Activities, Spelling Words, Letter Sounds
A first grade teacher suggests a marvelous way to teach phonemic awareness via "The Sound Muncher." - Put object found at home or in the classroom into the sound muncher each week that have the sound of the week (e.g. Sound, "AR"= Object, "Car").