Sticky Wall Segmenting and Mixing Exercise for Commencing Readers


Minor Sister (almost 5 many years previous) has shown a unexpected fascination in all matters letters and sounds recently (which provides me wonderful aid as she is by considerably the most recent one particular of my youngsters to clearly show this fascination).  We developed this Sticky Wall Segmenting and Blending Exercise for Starting Readers on a whim a single afternoon and it has been a massive hit!


This activity is a blend of two of my favorite pursuits currently on the blog:  Our Sticky Murals and our Create-a-Term Magnetic Tray.  The important to this “sticky success” is getting alphabet letters that are Incredibly gentle in weight.  We utilised a lowercase alphabet puzzle that I acquired from the Greenback Tree and it worked like a aspiration!


Segmenting and Blending are equally critical pre-examining skills.  Every term is designed up of individual appears (phonemes) and the act of pulling all those sounds aside is termed “segmenting”.  Segmenting demands your little one to to start with hear the unique sounds in each individual phrase and establish these seems.  Your baby then matches individuals appears to their corresponding letters (for instance: /c/, /a/, /t/ are the particular person appears read in the phrase “cat” and “c-a-t” are the letters corresponding to all those appears).  Blending consists of squishing those people individual appears together to type 1 cohesive phrase.


Here’s what you will want:

Foam alphabet letters (ours are from a puzzle I acquired at Dollar Tree)

Clear Contact Paper

Painter’s Tape

Lasting Marker


Sticky Wall Segmenting and Blending Activity for Beginning Readers

1. Unroll and slash substantial piece of get hold of paper.  Carefully peel the again off.



Sticky Wall Segmenting and Blending Activity for Beginning Readers

2.  Use painter’s tape to safe the contact paper (sticky-side-out) to your wall.  Draw 4-5 stars on the base of the speak to paper using a lasting marker.  These will be your “sound stars”.  Add all the foam letters to the prime in alphabetical buy.  You could also create funds letters directly on the call paper and then use as a matching money/lowercase letters exercise as very well!



Sticky Wall Segmenting and Blending Activity for Beginning Readers

3.  This is wherever you use put your very little just one to get the job done!  I established a very simple CVC (consonant-vowel-consistent) phrase and put every single letter on one of the audio stars.  Little Sister then pointed to just about every star and said the audio every letter produced.  She repeated this a pair periods, progressively additional swiftly right until she “read” the word.



Sticky Wall Segmenting and Blending Activity for Beginning Readers

Furthermore, you could say a phrase (fog) and then talk to your boy or girl to phase every single particular person seem      (/f/, /o/, /g/) and area each sound that he/she hears on a audio dot.