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Moving in Sound Boxes to segment words

This week we have been using sound boxes on the floor to help us hear sounds in words and to link those sounds to the correct letters.  HUGE help!  Some of my little guys needed this added step of moving their bodies as they segment the words.

Moving in Sound Boxes to segment words

I have a bunch of scrapbook paper that wasn't being used so I taped the edges together on the backs to hold the boxes together.  Then the large sound box unit was laminated.  Students just grab a unit and stand in front of it ready to move and segment!  I show the students a word and they step it off to help them str-e-tch it out to read it and to hear the sounds.

Moving in Sound Boxes to segment words

This student was working on hearing ending sounds- something that has been difficult for him due to his speech issues.  These boxes helped him a great deal!


Wow!  Our first cycle of RtI will be completed in 2 weeks!  That has gone by so fast.  But at the same time, I always feel like I need more time to do a bit more teaching with them.  I always look forward to giving our DRA assessments after our RTI cycle is completed to see what kind of progress our students will show.  We will be using my Happy Fall Y'All Literacy Centers a LOT this week because it covers a lot of skills.  If you want to download the visual plans so you can have the hyperlinks, just click the picture above.  

Just finished these fun Holiday Task Cards!  Our school is really using exit slips for checking student learning and these work great for that and in literacy centers.  Click here or the picture to see them!

Link up with Deedee with this week's plans!


  1. Hi Lori!
    I love using sound boxes where they kiddos can actually move around too- it is helpful to get them to actually break up the sounds! I've done it just with the tiles on my floor, but I also have lots of scrapbook paper laying around so now I know how I'll be using those extra pages. :)
    Learning to the Core

  2. Lori I LOVE this sound box idea! I will definitely be pinning this to use. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

    Lattes and Lunchrooms

  3. Love those giant sound boxes! What fun! Thanks for sharing!

  4. The body boxes are perfect. I've got two kids who could probably use them since they're still working on those skills.


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