WHAT IS segmenting ?
What is segmenting?
Segmenting is the process of breaking a word down into its constituent sounds or phonemes. Segmenting is one of the fundamental skills involved in learning to read and helps children master blending and spelling. Some people refer to segmenting as “chopping up the word”.
In order to segment successfully, children need to be comfortable with the sounds that the letters of the alphabet make.
Segment "rat," /r/-/a/-/t/...To segment a CVC word like rat, find and isolate each sound that makes up the word: /r/-/a/-/t/.
Examples of segmenting:
Segment "bed," /b/-/e/-/d/
To segment a CVC word like bed, find and isolate each sound that makes up the word: /b/-/e/-/d/.
Segment "crab," /c/-/r/-/a/-/b/
To segment a CVCC word like crab, find and isolate each sound that makes up the word: /c/-/r/-/a/-/b/.
Segment "grass," /g/-/r/-/a/-/ss/
To segment a CCVC word like grass, find and isolate each sound that makes up the word: /g/-/r/-/a/-/ss/.
Distance learning classroom
The Bitmoji Classroom is here to stay. Classroom materials need to be more visual and exciting. Post these examples on your Bitmoji Classroom Bulletin Board or Whiteboard.
They're perfect for sharing to Google Classroom. Or save them to Google Drive and build a handy phonics folder.
Use an app like Seesaw’s record function to read examples aloud and give students some tips on segmenting. Use Seesaw’s QR code function with our downloadable phonics sound chart (coming soon!), perfect practice for parents and students who need correct pronunciation.
Read our report on the Science of Reading (coming soon!). Research-based reading instruction must incorporate the 5 pillars of reading: phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. This report provides an easy to understand overview on phonics and phonemic awareness, why it’s important and how it’s used in the classroom.
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