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Quick Look: Phonemic Awareness Practice With Sound Substitutions

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Produced by Reading Universe, a partnership of WETA, Barksdale Reading Institute, and First Book
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Ashley Powell: We are going to practice listening for individual sounds in words. Okay? And we are going to use each one of these squares to represent each sound and every word. So, listen to me tap out the sounds in the word big. What's my word?

Students: Big.

Ashley Powell: So, I've got the word big. /b/, /ĭ/,/g/. Big. My first, sound, /b/, my middle, /ĭ/, last sound, /g/. Sound good? Each one represents its own sound. Okay. So now we're going to practice changing some of these sounds in our word. Okay? If I want to change wig to fig, what do I want to change? Zanaya?

Zanaya: I want to change /w/ ...

Ashley Powell: Good ...

Zanaya: ... to /f/.

Ashley Powell: All right, let's do that. Change /w/ to /f/. Okay? Are we ready to tap?

Ms. Powell and students: /f/, ĭ/,/g/, fig.

Ashley Powell: Good job.

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