Please log-in to view this video.

Sentence Segmenting

Play a game of saying a sentence about what you are eating and then repeating the sentence while clapping once for each word.

Login to keep track of your progress

Extending this activity

  • -Using a favorite, familiar book, read a sentence that the child has heard before. Clap the words in the sentence. Allow the child to repeat the sentence several times while clapping. Then refer to the sentence in the book and guide the child to point at each word as you 'read' the sentence together.

    -Using cereal or small crackers, ask the child to count out one food item per word in each sentence. Encourage him to think of sentences with an increasingly greater number of words.

Adjust for an older child

Talk about how many words are in each sentence. Count the claps and count the words. After clapping the adult might say, “That was a four word sentence.”

Adjust for a younger child

Allow the child to watch your mouth as you say the sentence. Point to the object the sentence is about. Encourage the child to repeat the sentence.

What is being taught through this activity

  • Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Segmenting Sentences and Words

Related videos

One thought on “Sentence Segmenting

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *