sounding out simple words

 

I am so excited to share my very first video with you! This is one of my favorite reading activities that I have done with both former students and my own child. Any play letters can be used. We used a puzzle with only one missing letter (baby problems!).

This super effective (I have seen it work wonders!) but quick activity is great for beginning readers. It focuses on sounding out simple words that feature a consonant, vowel, and consonant (CVC).

Let me know how it goes or if you have any questions!

Activity Tips:
Point under each letter when saying the sound.
Wait a second to see if they fix a mistake on their own.
Ask them what sound a specific letter makes or just tell them the sound, but don’t say the word.
After a few tries, have them sound it out with you so they can listen to your model and feel success.

Too easy or hard?
Make it easier by doing 2 letter words like “at” or “on”
Make it more challenging by doing CCVC words like “stop” or “brag”

 

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