Phoneme segmentation is one part of the phonemic awareness continuum. As a reading teacher, I've definitely been able to identify my students who are low in phonemic awareness and how it adversely affects them. Over on my blog I have a few different ideas for boosting phoneme segmentation skills including a few freebies. I believe students need to use gross and fine motor movements to really begin to grasp this skill. These two freebies have students adding pieces as they say each sound. Click the pictures below to come over and download them for yourself!