Sharpen Reading Activities


Sound Game - Words Visible

This activity is one of three related activities and is the easiest of the three. We present the Learner with a word to read. Then, as in all the Sound Game activities, we ask the Learner to say a new word by making a particular sound change to the original word. In some lessons, we ask the Learner to delete a sound to form the new word; in others, to change a particular sound to form the new word. The ultimate goal is to train the Learner to make these sound changes orally, without any reference to letters. However, letters are a powerful tool for helping Learners understand the very abstract concept of individual speech sounds and make the task relatively easy.