Phonological AwarenessK-1 Student Center Activities: Phonological Awareness2005 The Florida Center for Reading Research (Revised, 2008)PA.013Sentence SegmentationNursery RhymesObjectiveThe student will segment sentences into words.
MaterialsNursery rhyme picture cards (Activity Master PA.013.AM1a - PA.013.AM1c)Write the number of words in the first sentence of each rhyme on the back of each card.Interlocking cubesActivityStudents count the words in sentences and stack interlocking cubes to equal the number of words counted.Place nursery rhyme picture cards face up in a stack
.Place the cubes on a flat surface.The student selects the top nursery rhyme picture card and says the rhyme.Repeats the first sentence and stacks the number of cubes to equal the number of words (e.g.,
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. There are six words in the sentence and the student stacks six cubes).Places the stack of cubes below the matching picture.Turns card over and checks the number on the back to see if it corresponds to the number of cubes.Continues until all nursery rhyme cards are used.Self checkExtensions and AdaptationsName the rhyme that has the most words in the first sentence.Make other nursery rhyme cards to use in the activity..