Phoneme week

This week’s lessons will focus on phoneme segmentation. A phoneme is an individual sound within a word. So, the word “bat” is made up of 3 phonemes, or sounds: b-a-t. The word “click” has 5 letters, but only has 4 phonemes: c-l-i-ck (the “ck” only makes 1 sound:/k/). Phoneme segmentation involves slowly stretching out how we say a word in order to identify each individual sound within the word. This week you will be provided with several activities that will give your child practice with breaking down words into individual sounds. This phonemic awareness skill is very important as your child begins to sound out and write words.
Please note, the goal with this week’s lessons are to identify the sounds which make up words, not the letter names.

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