Multisensory Monday: Muffin Pan Phonics

Multisensory Monday: Muffin Pan Phonics

Posted by Stephanie Castillo on 17th Sep 2018

Today’s Multisensory Monday activity is a great way to introduce a new phonics concept.  Simply grab a muffin pan and a pom-pom ball! Keep in mind, lessons containing several new sounds are ideal for this activity (beginning/ending blends, etc.).

Materials:

  • Muffin Tin (Dollar Store)
  • Pom-Pom
  • Dry-Erase Marker
  • Word List
  • Plastic Tweezers (optional)

Make it Multisensory …

Once you decide on a skill you would like to focus on, simply use a dry-erase marker to write the choices on the muffin tin. In this example, students practice differentiating the sound units -ang, -ing, -ong, -ung. Furthermore, additional support can be provided using an anchor chart with keywords for each chunk for reference.

Keep in mind, if a student still struggles with blending/segmenting the targeted skill, be sure to address phonemic awareness, which may be the underlying weakness.

Directions:

First of all, write one sound in each muffin slot.  As the teacher calls out words containing the targeted skills, students simply place the pom-pom into the correct muffin cup.  Students will consequently repeat the targeted sound.

Teacher: /sung/

Students: /ung/

Because students may stumble in identifying the targeted sound within a word, the teacher can choose to simplify the activity by calling out the targeted sounds only.

Teacher: /ung/

Students: /ung/

Variation:

If you are able to find the pictured plastic tweezers below, students will certainly enjoy using the tweezers to move the pom-pom!

Enjoy!

Written by Stephanie Castillo

Stephanie is the Center Director of the Brainspring Learning Center in Clarkston, Michigan.


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