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The Adventures of Ti and Mo
Phonemic Awareness Activities Set 6

Quiet Q Story Phonemic Awareness Activities

Beginning Sound Game

Tell your child that the following words start with the /kw/ sound:  queen, quiet and quickly.  Can he or she tell which of the words in the list below start with the /kw/ sound?

alligator               backpack
quilt                     question
books                  day
quail                    quit
quite                    baby

 

Alligator Language

Remind your child of how the Queen had said that learning the Alligator language would help Ti and Mo begin to read. Take out the Separator Alligator stick puppet. Say the words in the list below broken apart in the way the Alligator would say them. Hold up one finger for each sound in the word, then point to each finger as you say each sound. Have your child try to tell you each word as normally spoken. If your child gets stuck on a word, show the child how to blend the sounds together (like the Slowtalker) saying the sounds slightly faster and faster until the child can recognize the word.

Two Sounds      Three Sounds
T i                      s i t
M o                    c a t
a t                     m o m
g o                    d a d
i t                       h i t
i n                      s a t
o n                     h a t
a s                     m a d

 

Baby U Story Phonemic Awareness Activities

Beginning Sound Game

Tell your child that the following words start with the /uh/ sound:  us, up and until.  Ask the child to tell if the words in the list below start with the /uh/ sound.

umbrella             introduce
after                   udder
off                       thump
upset                  unable
understand         upon

Middle Sound Game

Play a new game--the middle sound game.  You say a word to your child, and he or she listens for the /you/ vowel sound in the middle of the word.  Tell your child the following words have a /you/ sound in the middle: fuse, music and tune.  To help signal your child when to listen, lift your hand up when you get to the vowel sound and say it louder. 

fumes                  guide
cat                       bruise
cute                     fruit
ruler                     kind
home                   rude

Fanny F Story Phonemic Awareness Activities

Beginning Sound Game

Tell your child that the following words start with the /f/ sound:  Fanny, fish and funny.  Have your child tell which of the words below start with the /f/ sound.

feel                      noise
splash                 dancing
fan                      fast
fins                      showered
sound                  fountain
flap                     led

Blending Segmented Sounds

Take out the Separator Alligator stick puppet if you made one.  Remind your child of how the Queen had said learning the Alligator language would help Ti and Mo start to learn to read.  Say the words in the list below broken apart in the way the Alligator would say them.  Hold up one finger for each sound in the word, then point to each finger as you say each sound. Help your child blend the sounds when extra help is needed.

Two Sounds       Three Sounds
s o                      l e d
m e                     f ee l
t o                      a n d
a n                      th i s
i s                       w e t
th e                     f i sh

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All Ti and Mo stories and activities © 2002 by Andrew T. Andersen