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Phonemic awareness is an important pre-reading skill and the key to learning how to read. Parents and teachers can make a big difference in helping children become readers by practicing phonemic awareness at home and in the classroom.  Here is a fun beginning and ending sounds movement game that is free and low prep for your student to practice phonemic awareness skills.

Beginning and Ending Sounds Part 1

Beginning Sounds

You will start off by saying two words to your student. The student will stand up if the words begin with the same sound. The student will sit down if the beginning sounds do not match.  

 

Bat  – Ball (stand up)

Pig – Jeep (sit down)

Fish – Fan (stand up)

Man – Monster (stay standing up)

Lollipop – Bear (sit down)

Jellybean – Jet (stand up)

Jump – Flower (sit down)

Belt – Light (stay sitting down)

Goat – Gum (stand up)

Cat – Cow (stay standing up)

Hat – Goat (sit down)

Pot – Pig (stand up)

Hop – Hip (stay standing up)

Tip – Sand (sit down)

 

Beginning and Ending Sounds Part 2

Ending Sounds

You will say two words to your student. The student will stand up if the words end with the same sound. The student will sit down if the ending sounds do not match.  

Gold – Fold (stand up)

Ham – Sam (stay standing up)

Cab – Cat (sit down)

Bag – Bat (stay sitting down)

Log – Fog (stand up)

Hit – Him (sit down)

Fit – Hit (stand up)

Bus – Gus (stay standing up)

Hop – Hot (sit down)

Rag- Tag (stand up)

Met – Men (sit down)

Pop – Pot (stay sitting down)

Rip – Sip (stand up)

Fig – Fit (sit down)

Thank you for reading my post today. You might also be interested in reading my previous posts:

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Please don’t leave without checking out the PRIDE Reading Program. The PRIDE Reading Program is an Orton-Gillingham curriculum that is used by teachers, tutors, and homeschooling parents worldwide with great success.

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Karina Richland, M.A., is the author of the PRIDE Reading Program, a multisensory Orton-Gillingham reading, writing and comprehension curriculum that is available worldwide for parents, tutors, teachers and homeschoolers of struggling readers. Karina has an extensive background in working with students of all ages and various learning modalities. She has spent many years researching learning differences and differentiated teaching practices. You can reach her by email at info@pridereadingprogram.com or visit the website at www.pridereadingprogram.com
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