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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Elkonin Sound Boxes to teach phonemic awareness- Don't let the name scare you away! This is so easy and fun.

Elkonin Sound Boxes
to Teach Phonemic Awareness 

Elkonin Sound Boxes are used to explicitly help children analyze the segmenting and blending of phonemes and to better understand the alphabetic principle in decoding and spelling.
Open this link to find out what Elkonin Boxes look like. It is simply a series of three-four-five boxes placed side by side to represent the sounds heard in words.
This link will show you the simple steps to follow with your students so that you can use Elkonin Boxes in development of sound awareness.

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