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The Adventures of Ti and Mo
Phonemic Awareness Activities Set 4

Able A Story Phonemic Awareness Activities

Beginning Sound Game

Tell your child that the following words start with the /a/ sound:  apple, ant and ask.  Can he or she tell which of the words in the list below start with the /a/ sound?

animal                snake
antler                 act
ocean                 tepee
Africa                  attic

Tell your child that the following words start with the /ay/ sound:  angel, airplane and aim.  Play the beginning sound game for the /ay/ sound using the word list below.

age                      apron
trees                    books
reading                April
ape                      aim

Slowtalker Practice

Take out the Slowtalker stick puppet.  Say the words from the list below slowly like the Slowtalker and have your child tell you the word. 

         Easier List            Harder List
i-t                        a-s-k
a-ll                       p-e-t
i-n                        s-u-n
th-e                      w-i-ll
t-o                       a-n-d
d-o                      w-a-n-t

Making Words Story Phonemic Awareness Activities

Introducing Making Words

Have your child talk like the Slothful Slowtalker.  Say the sentences below (which are from the story) as normally spoken, then have you child say them the way the Slowtalker talks. 

Mo sat on a hat.
Mo has a hat.

Tell your child that you will try writing words as in the story.  Explain that you will write together Mo has a hat as Able A did.

Tell your child that he or she is to say the word with you slowly like the Slowtalker and listen for each sound as you touch each line.  Overemphasize each sound you want the child to hear.  Tell your child--  "Listen to the word: m-o.  What do you hear first?"  (Child answers /m/.)  "Let's write that first.    Now let's say it again, listening  for the sound you hear next.  M-o.  What do you hear next?"  (Child should answer /o/).  "Now let's listen for the sounds in the word.  h-a-s.  What do you hear first?"  (Child should respond /h/).  "Let's write a h on the next line on our paper."  Continue in this way together until the page reads Mo has a hat.




Tell your child that you will try writing words as in the story. Explain that you will write together Mo has a hat as Able A did. Tell your child that he or she is to say the word with you slowly like the Slowtalker and listen for each sound as you touch each line. Overemphasize each sound you want the child to hear. Tell your child-- "Listen to the word: m-o. What do you hear first?" (Child answers /m/.) "Let's write that first. Now let's say it again, listening for the sound you hear next. M-o. What do you hear next?" (Child should answer /o/). "Now let's listen for the sounds in the word. h-a-s. What do you hear first?" (Child should respond /h/). "Let's write a h on the next line on our paper." Continue in this way together until the page reads Mo has a hat.


Icky Eye Story Phonemic Awareness Activities

Beginning Sound Game

Tell your child that the following words start with the /ih/ sound:  icky, in and it.  Can he or she tell which of the words in the list below start with the /ih/ sound?

Indian                  if
caterpillar             each
is                         inside
animal                  away
itchy                    impossible

Tell your child that the following words start with the /I/ sound:  ice cream, island and icicle.  Play the beginning sound game for the /I/ sound using the word list below.

moss                   ivy
idea                     tepee
I                          item
even                    iron
icing                    forest

More Word Making

Have your child talk like the Slothful Slowtalker.  Say the words on the list below as normally spoken, then have you child say them the way the Slowtalker talks. 

mat                     cat
cot                      hat

        
Word Writing

Tell your child that you will again try writing words as in the story.  Your child is to say the word with you slowly like the Slowtalker and listen for each sound.  Overemphasize each sound you want the child to hear. Using the same list as above in the Sound Awareness activity (mat, cat, cot, and hat) have your child try writing words.

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