Elkonin boxes build phonemic awareness skills by segmenting words into individual sounds, or phonemes. To use Elkonin boxes, a child listens to a word and moves a token into a box for each sound or phoneme. In some cases different colored tokens may be used for consonants and vowels or just for each phoneme in the word.
Curriculum Connection / Connexion au programme-cadre
This article supports the teaching and learning of segmenting, an important phonemic awareness skill.