Sounds Abound: Storybook Activities

The activities are suitable for whole class instruction, small groups, and individuals; preschoolers though early elementary grades; and regular and special education classrooms.  There are a variety of questions at each level of learning so you can easily address individual needs in a group. 

The easy-to-follow format uses the same skill sequence in each book-unit.  The story content and vocabulary words are integrated into an exhaustive compilation of practice activities.  Students progress to awareness of increasingly smaller units of speech:

  • Word Awareness
  • Syllable Awareness
    - clapping syllables
    - blending syllables
    - deleting syllables
    - reversing syllables
  • Rhyming
    - recognize rhymes
    - discriminate rhymes
    - generate rhymes
  • Sound Awareness
    - initial sound play
    - identify and generate words beginning with the given sound
    - blend monosyllable words
    - blend sounds to make a word
    - match initial sounds
    - identify initial and final sounds of words
    - substitute initial and final sounds
    - segment sounds
    - delete initial and final sounds
    - delete sounds in blends

The lessons are based on storybooks that you supply.  There are 43 book-units.  Several of the books have content related to curricular topics.  Some of the titles are (see the Table of Contents for a complete list):

  • A Pocket for Corduroy
  • Caps for Sale
  • If You Give a Moose a Muffin
  • Pumpkin Pumpkin
  • Strega Nona
  • The Snowy Day
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Tikki Tikki Tembo

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