Sharpen Reading Activities


Sound Game - Tokens

This activity is the second of three related Sound Game activities. It is a bit harder than "Sound Game (Words Visible)." We present the Learner with several horizontal lines. The number of lines on the screen corresponds to the number of sounds in the word being explored. We read a word to the Learner, and ask the Learner to tap out the sounds of the word. The Learner then says each sound of the word while tapping the horizontal line that corresponds with that sound. As in all the Sound Game variations, we ask the Learner to say a new word by making a particular sound change to the original word: sometimes deleting a sound to form the new word; other times, changing a particular sound. This activity represents an intermediary step between doing the task with the word written and doing it orally, with no visual representation of the sounds in the word.