Slate Races - Segmenting
|Activity Type: Build Accuracy|
|Activity Form: Game|
|Grade: K, 1|
|Group Size: Small Group|
|Length: 10 minutes|
|Materials: One slate and one dry erase marker per child, one tissue/cloth/eraser per child, chalkboard and chalk|
|Goal: Given a regular word, the student can segement it into sounds ( "abc" -> /a/ + /b/ + /c/ )|
|Items: Any set of C-V-C words learned so far. For a list of regular words, consult the Word List Generator [] or the Sounding Out Word Cards [].|
 What to do
- Have students sit far enough away from each other that they cannot copy each other’s work.
- Today, we are going to break our words down into sounds - segmenting. I will say a word that has 3 different sounds in it. You will write the word on your slate. Then, underneath the word, you will write down each sound, separated by a dash. Please watch as I segment and model for you.
- Model segmenting the word /dog/ on the board.
- Then, when you know what sounds are in the word, I want you to raise your hand.
- Pass out materials.
- Now, we will begin. Listen as I say the word – write the word down and then underneath, write the sounds, separated by a dash. The first word is cat.
- Give students time to write the word.
- Good job. Now, I will write that word down and then write down its sounds on the board and we will say the sounds together.
- Write down the word then write down its sounds. Say the word and then lead students in saying the word, too.
- Now, everyone can erase those words and sounds on their own slate.
- Repeat Step 3 nine more times for a total of 10 races.
- Read all of the words segmented together as a group.
- Great job, students! You did an excellent job with segmenting.
- Observe students play the game. For students who struggle, give them help and make a note in an Activity Log.
 Related activities
- Last sound segmenting accuracy (Mico version)
- Segmenting Syllables, Name Game
- Segmenting Syllables, Word Split Stomp
- Slate Races - Blending
- All Phonological Awareness Activities