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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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6 Responses to “Bead Slide: A Tool for Teaching Phoneme Segmentation”

  1. Erin says:

    Thanks! Great idea!

  2. Katie Appel says:


    I came across your website a few weeks ago and I wish I would have found it years ago. I love your ideas and I can’t wait to read your next post. Maybe some day we can collaborate on a blog post?

    I’ve linked your idea on my blog, check it out!

    Katie Appel

    • Julie says:

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

  3. Jill 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! :)

  4. ann says:

    love the phoneme beads will be making them

  5. Jan says:

    Thanks for sharing these great ideas- some of my Firsties really need these!

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