3, 4, and 5 box Elkonin box templates with directions of how to introduce children to the concept of using them, as well as a variety of fun things to do with them.
Common Core State Standard: RF.K2b
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- Elkonin boxes can be used to teach phonemic awareness by having students listen for individual sounds and marking where they hear them in the boxes.
- They are a visual representation that help students count, pronounce, blend and segment syllables in spoken words.
- Each box in an Elkonin box card represents one phoneme, or sound.
- Elkonin boxes are a physical segmentation of words into phonemes.
- I make my boxes a bit longer when a digraph or blend is involved because it fixes the spelling in a child’s mind.
- There are many activities that teachers can do with Elkonin boxes, but the main activity teachers usually use them for is to 'stretch' out words, identify similar or different sounds and then guess at spelling.
- They are great for "Word Work" for Daily 5 activities.