the phoneme /er/: Practice
A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound. Each different sound in a word is a phoneme, and each phoneme is represented by a grapheme (a letter or group of letters).
Download our Monster: /er/ sounds activity below to boost phonemic awareness.
This activity introduces your child to the phoneme /er/ with example words and sentences. Sound out each example word. Can you think of any other words with the phoneme /er/? This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.
Common Core Alignment:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.2.C Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).
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Phonics is the method that helps children build systematic connections between letters and sounds. Phonics has a better impact on children’s reading ability than any other type of reading program. It has also been shown to improve spelling, particularly among kindergarteners and first graders.
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