Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sound Boxes Freebie!

monster themed Elkonin Sound boxes

Do you use Elkonin Sound Boxes to help you teach phonemic awareness?  I think these little boxes are great!


Elkonin Sound Boxes

If you haven't used these little boxes, you should try them!  Students place an object under each box.  I like to use things about the size of coins.  Pom Poms work well too and are quiet.  That is a bonus!!  For the two box above, you would use words like at or up.  We stretch the word out by saying it slowly first.  Then slide an item into each box for each sound heard.  That would be 2 for at.  Remind students to always start on the left hand side like we do when reading.


Elkonin Sound Boxes

Sound boxes help students to separate and hear sounds in words.  Then helps them to read these words later.  They are valuable for stretching words when writing too.  


Elkonin Sound Boxes

I wanted to change up my sound boxes and cutify (is that a word?) them a bit.  There are 4 different sound box pages.  If you can use this monster themed sound boxes set, go grab them by clicking here!  Hope you like them!

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8 comments:

  1. Your sounds boxes are really cute! Thanks for sharing them!!
    Connie Anderson:)
    www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

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  2. You know, I've known about these for years, but never actually used them. I think they might be just the thing for a couple of my reading groups this year. Thanks for the freebie, Lori!
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Designs

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  3. I learned about these years ago in Reading Recovery. They are great tools!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  4. Hi Lori
    Those are super adorable. I like using them - they are so good for the kiddos that stuggle with phonemes. Thanks for sharing!
    Vicky
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  5. Thank you, Connie! And you are welcome!

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  6. Hope they help your reading groups, Barbara! Thanks!

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  7. I think they are great tools too, Tammy! Thanks for always coming by to comment! :)

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  8. Thanks so much, Vicky! I needed to change mine up a bit!

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