Make learning beginning reading skills fun with magnetic letter activities like this Magnetic Letter Phoneme Substitution Activity.
In this phonemic awareness activity, your students will work on identifying letter sounds and replacing the initial sound to make a new word.
What Is Phoneme Substitution?
Phoneme Substitution is when you change a word into another word by replacing one of its phonemes or sounds.
If you have the word “bat” and you change the initial /b/ sound to the /c/ sound, you made the word “cat.”
You can also change medial and final sounds in a word. In the word “cat” and change the final sound /t/ to the /n/ sound to make the word “can.”
Getting Ready To Use The Magnetic Letter Phoneme Substitution Activity:
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- 3 Magnetic Letter Phoneme Substitution Mats
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Magnetic Letters
- Magnetic Board or Cookie Sheet
To prepare this word work activity, fill out the form below. Then, download and print the mats on card stock or copy paper.
How To Use The Magnetic Letter Phoneme Substitution Activity:
To use this activity, your kids will select a phoneme substitution mat and say the name of the first picture. They will then make the word using magnetic letters.
They will then make the word using magnetic letters. Next, your kids will say the name of the second picture.
They will then identify the phoneme or sound that change in the word from the first picture to the second picture.
All of the phoneme substitutions in this activity are the initial sounds.
Finally, your kids will change the magnetic letter to make the second word.
This Magnetic Letter Phoneme Substitution Activity is a fun, interactive resource for beginning readers to practice identifying letter sounds and substituting sounds.
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Download The Magnetic Letter Phoneme Substitution Activity:
To get the free printable magnetic letter activity for your beginning readers, fill out the form below.