Yolanda Soryl teaches New Zealand 5 year old New Entrant (reception) pupils phonological awareness through a phoneme (sound) counting activity. The children learn how to hear and identify each sound in a word. This phonemic awareness is a vital skill for later success in spelling.
This is a simple graphic organizer to help students retell a story they've listened to, partner or buddy read, or read independently. This can be use in whole group, small group, or in a literacy center. My students have to complete this before taking an accelerated reader (AR) test.