Elkonin boxes are a great tool for beginning and struggling readers to build phonological awareness by segmenting words into sounds. They help students practice counting the number of phonemes in a word—though this is not always the same number of letters. Mastering this skill orally lays the foundation for both decoding and spelling.
This app we made improves on the established worksheet method by eliminating teacher error (it happens to the best of us!), presenting the exercise in a new and exciting way, and introducing new levels and methods to better help children progress. Better yet – it’s a way kids can practice both at school and at home!