Beads and String Activity

Beads and String Activity

Posted by Brainspring on 2nd May 2023

Vowel Intensives are used to practice difficult sounds. It is a mini-review of any miscued sounds in the 3-part drill. (Vowel intensives can also be used when miscues occur in dictation words and sentences.)

*Vowel Intensives are for review only. They are intended for previously taught sounds which still pose difficulties for the students.

The three levels of the Vowel Intensive are:

  • Level One: Pure sounds.

/ă/, /ĕ/, /ĕ/, /ă/, /ă/, /ă/, /ă/, /ĕ/

  • Level Two: Word families.

-at, -ed, -em, -eb, -ack, -am, -ep, -ag

  • Level Three: CVC words and syllables.

fam, nev, feb, mag, bas, neb, gam

Vowel Intensives can be used with any confusing sounds, single consonants, blends, or word families.

Vowel Intensive Activity Idea

Beads and String

Materials: beads (in two different colors), string

  • Give each student beads in two different colors and a string. Designate one color bead for each vowel sound. When a student hears the sound they string the correct bead.

Written by Ingrid Hartig

Ingrid is an Education Consultant with Brainspring.

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