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  • Short Vowels Skill Explainer

Roller Coaster Chart for Segmenting


Use this roller coaster visual to help students segment words into sounds. For instance, say the word wet and model how to segment the sounds. Begin with /w/ while you point to the bottom left of the roller coaster, then /e/ while you point to the top of the roller coaster, and then /t/ while you point to the bottom right of the roller coaster. You can also use this for blending sounds.

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