Objective: To explicitly help children to analyze the segmenting and
blending of phonemes and to better understand the alphabetic principle in
decoding and spelling.
the cell boxes below (adding more cells in needed) and laminate.
circles, unifix cubes, or colored blocks.
List (High Frequency Words or Commonly Misspelled Words)
a word from the Word List (stretching it out).
the child to repeat the word.
the child count the number of phonemes in the word, not necessarily the
number of letters. For example, fish
has three phonemes and will
use three boxes. /f/, /i/, /sh/
the child to slide one colored circle (or unifix
cube or colored block) in each cell of the Elkonin
box diagram as he/she repeats the word.
the child write the word above the boxes using a dry erase marker.
example might look like the following:
Or if phonemes are repeated the example would look like this: