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Using Elkonin boxes is important when teaching phonemic awareness. This simple tool can make a big impact on students' ability to read and write! See how to use them and why you should use them in this blog post.

Using Elkonin boxes (also called sound boxes) in the classroom helps build the foundation of phonemic awareness for students. They are a set of boxes where each box represents a phoneme to model segmenting words into individual phonemes. While they seem so simple, they are a powerful tool!

Sound Boxes for Phonemic Awareness

Sound boxes (also called “Elkonin boxes”) help kids build a strong foundation of pre-reading skills by teaching them how to identify and replace phonemes in words. This mega pack includes 114 sound boxes giving kids practice sounding out 2, 3 and 4 phoneme words. To play, students say the word out loud normally once and then stretch out the word slowly. They tap their finger (or slide a manipulative) into a box for each phoneme they hear. Step up the fun by using the sound boxes with a…

I combined all of my sound boxes and made the ultimate collection! This includes several phonics skills including short vowels, consonant blends, digraphs, vowel teams, bossy r, and diphthongs. There are two formats: printable worksheets and colored pages.

Description Improve phonemic awareness and spelling with these activities! This includes several phonics skills including CVC words, consonant blends, digraphs, vowel teams, silent e, bossy r, and diphthongs. There are three options: PRINTABLE worksheets COLORED pages (could be cut and laminated into individual cards or can be placed in a plastic sleeve as a full-page) Google Slides I recommend using these in a guided setting, but they can also be used for independent practice and centers…

The Sound Box : Musical Listening Game - Let's Play Music

The Sound Box is a musical listening game for small children, that encourages them to listen carefully and identify different sounds without looking.

Hi everyone! Can you tell my kids are at their grandparent's house these past couple days based on the fact that I'm actually blogging? Ha! ...

Hi everyone! Can you tell my kids are at their grandparent's house these past couple days based on the fact that I'm actually blogging? Ha! ...

Orthographic Mapping Activities - Orthographic mapping is how words become sight words. Here are some word mapping activities you can include in your literacy instruction. science of reading, sight words, high frequency words, phoneme grapheme mapping, sound boxes, elkonin boxes, heart words

Orthographic mapping is how words become sight words. Here are some word mapping activities you can include in your literacy instruction.

I love using magnet letters with my students during small groups! Using these letters to work on building CVC words is such a great way for kiddos to build confidence as early readers. These CVC sp…

Sound boxes are a great way to build phonemic awareness with new readers because they encourage children to focus on one sound at a time!

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Rowdy in Room 300: Winter sound boxes!

Hi friends! Have I told you that one of my favorite things about the Christmas season is ABC Family movies?! So, I have this favorite Christmas movie from my childhood that is about a mannequin from a department store coming to life and she starts to date the family's dad. (The mom had died previous to the beginning of the movie) Anyway.. I can NOT for the life of me figure out what movie it is. Any takers?! Anyone have a clue what movie it is?? I've Googled it and nada! So we've begun the…