Objective: To increase skill in blending letter sounds to make simple words for students who:
Materials: List of words printed in a size students can read
Teacher: “Today you’re going to practice blending sounds to make sounds into words. When I touch under a letter you’ll say the sound for that letter. When you blend, don’t stop between sounds. When I slide my finger under the whole word, you say the word.”
Teacher: “I’ll model for you how to blend two words. My turn.” Teacher models for the students, using the signaling procedure described above with only the teacher responding.
Teacher: “Your turn.” Teacher practices with student. Teacher maintains brisk pace, with little pause between words. Any time a student responds incorrectly, the teacher immediately says, “my turn,” demonstrates the correct response, then says, “your turn” has the student respond to the same word, backs up two words and continues forward so that the word identified incorrectly comes back up again (i.e., “my turn /m/ /o/ /m/ mom. Your turn.”)
What If I Don’t See Progress: