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Word Recognition
Phonological Awareness
Language Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Phoneme Segmentation and Blending

Quick Look: Segmenting with the Roller Coaster Strategy

In this video, kindergarten teacher Fadia Olrich, of Riverside Elementary in Toledo, Ohio, uses the Roller Coaster strategy to teach her students how to segment beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words. Watch her trace her finger along the path of the roller coaster, stretching out the sounds of the word as she goes.

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