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Onset-rime segmenting accuracy (Mico version)

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Activity Type: Accuracy
Activity Form: Standard
Grade: K
Group Size: Small Group, Whole Class
Length: 5 minutes
Materials: A hand puppet--ours is called Mico.
Goal: Given a spoken word, the student can segment it into onset and rime ( "mat" -> /m/ + "at" ).
Items: 12 picture cards of single-syllable words (make sure only the picture is visible on each card, not the word)

What to do

  1. Select 12 picture cards for this activity. Any pictures of single-syllable words will do. As before, make sure the students know the expected name for each picture by going through the deck, multiple times if necessary.
  2. Now bring out the puppet. Here’s Mico. He is speaking funny today: instead of saying a word like fish, it comes out like this: fff-ish. Hold the onset for about a second, and don't pause between the onset and rime.
  3. We’re going to see if you can speak the same way Mico does. My turn first. What would Mico call this? Show a picture card such as leg. Lll-eg. Is that right Mico? Lll-eg. Right!
  4. Now it’s your turn. What would Mico call this? Show a picture card such as fox. Students: fff-ox. Is that right Mico? Fff-ox. Right!
  5. Let’s try another. Repeat with other picture cards. Watch for students who are not responding, and give them an individual turn.

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