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Catch a Sound-final sounds

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Activity Type: Build Accuracy
Activity Form: Game
Grade: K
Group Size: Individual, Pair, Small Group, Large Group, Whole Class
Length: 5 minutes
Materials: list of words
Goal: Given a word, the student can identify its final sound.
Items: bug, run, dog, cat, sock, set, hot, sit, (add additional words for practice)

What to do

  1. Introduce oral game--Catch a Sound--as a fishing game where the students use their hands to "catch" the last sound in given words.
  2. Demonstrate stretching a word and "catching" the final sound in your hand. Dooog (Model a catching motion when you say /g/).
  3. Pretend to throw the letter back into the water to be with the other letters.
  4. For children who struggle, give them help and make a note in an Activity Log.

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About this activity

As we were working with the Heggerty Book, I noticed several children were not correctly identifying the final sound in given words. We began using this "game" as a way to target final sounds correctly.