Sound Mapping

So, today I want to share with you something I do in my small groups in Reading.

Sound Mapping.

So. What I use this for is for my phonics skills, or for my struggling readers/spellers.

I have done this with 1st, 2nd, and even my 3rd graders...and of course it's great with ELLs...


I give them a word, and they count out the sounds..

Looky here:

I've even had them use counters to move for those that are more tactile...

THEN, they write the sounds in each box...

(yes, I do nonsense words too)

When I do real words, the next step is to cover the boxes, then they try to write it from memory on the next line.

Then they write it in a sentences. 

I've done this for YEARS, but I just made it cuter, as I was looking at them today and thought they were SO

AND I made a teacher cheat sheet so you can know how the sounds go in the boxes...

Click {HERE} to download from TPT.

Let me know what you think - or what do you do with a phonics/spelling/reading intervention??


Tangelia C. said...

Thanks so much!

Lisa R. said...

So perfect for my students!! Thank you so much!! :)
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Elizabeth said...

Well, with all of that clip art you have been buying, I would hope you'd add some cuteness :)

Owls and Lessons, Etc. said...

just what I need for my 2nd graders!!! thanks mucho!

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Karyn said...

Jen I ABSOLUTELY love this! Thanks so much for sharing! You really made it cute which my students will love!

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Corinna said...

What a great idea:) This will be perfect for one of my guided groups in particular;)

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zputty said...

This is a great idea! I do a lot of sound mapping with the SPIRE reading program and this will add in perfectly. I see it as a great way to work with words at a center with a partner as well.

Thank you,


Unknown said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I do use Elkonin boxes quite a bit, but I really like how you are tying the sounds & letters together.

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Traci Clausen said...

ooooohhhh Jen - love it!
Been doing this for years, too - but this is WAY cuter!

Mary said...

Thank you for sharing! This is just what I need for my lower ability reading students! I can't wait to use them tomorrow!

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Jenn Long said...

These look great!
Can't wait to try them out!

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Daina said...

This looks great! Thanks so much!

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