Bead Slide: A Tool for Teaching Phoneme Segmentation

The bead slide is one of my favorite tools to use when teaching the phonemic awareness skill of phoneme segmentation.  They are so simple to make.  Check out the video to see how to use and make the bead slide.



Sometimes it’s just hard to come up with words right off the top of your head while you are working in your small groups.  Here is a little cheat sheet for you.

Click the following link to download this handout.  Phoneme Segmentation Words

Did you Know–Segmenting and blending are the two phonemic awareness skills found to have the greatest impact on learning to read.

The Bead Slide is one of 15 hands on activities contained within the Response to Intervention Phonemic Awareness Activity Pack.




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    • Julie says

      Thanks. I’d love to collaborate on a post sometime. Just shoot me an email and we can figure something out. Julie

  1. says

    Thanks for the tutorial and video! I made my own bead slides, posted about them on my blog, and linked back to you. I know my first and second graders will really benefit from these! 🙂

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