These Change the Sound Mats are a hands-on, low prep phonemic awareness center or small group activity to practicing changing sounds and manipulating words. Word chains or word ladders is a highly effective way to practice changing sounds in words! Includes practice changing beginning, middle, or ending sounds in CVC words.
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What is included in this download?
- 21 change the beginning sound mats (word families)
- 5 change the ending sound mats
- 4 change the vowel sound mats
- 25 word chaining mats
HOW TO USE: Students will say the word at the beginning of the mat. They will change one sound to make each word on the mat.
This set includes practice with short vowel CVC words.
Why clip cards? These phonemic awareness manipulating sounds mats are a low prep option for literacy center for small group activities, but they are still engaging for students!
What does the research say? Phonological and phonemic awareness are essential skills for our beginning readers. They are literally the foundation for everything else! Students need to be able to segment words into phonemes in order to decode and encode. Being able to change one sound in a word to make a new word will help our students be more effective at decoding and encoding.