Do you use Elkonin Sound Boxes to help you teach phonemic awareness? I think these little boxes are great!
If you haven’t used these little boxes, you should try them! Students place an object under each box. I like to use things about the size of coins. Pom Poms work well too and are quiet. That is a bonus!! For the two box above, you would use words like at or up. We stretch the word out by saying it slowly first. Then slide an item into each box for each sound heard. That would be 2 for at. Remind students to always start on the left hand side like we do when reading.
Sound boxes help students to separate and hear sounds in words. Then helps them to read these words later. They are valuable for stretching words when writing too.