This task introduces segmenting (and blending) words in which the initial phoneme is a stop sound. Here, the instructor says the word first, and then the student and instructor segment it simultaneously before the student attempts it solo.
Unlike in the last Finger Tracking task, all of the pieces of fruit are already on the screen, rather than appearing one at a time. This may tempt some students to read the fruit without using their finger on the screen. Make sure that they continue to use their finger on the screen to track from left to right and that they say the name of each fruit only when their finger is underneath it.
Starting with this cycle, Story Reading tasks will no longer include purple correction text in the instructor pane for each word. Continue to correct students’ mistakes in the same way that the curriculum has called for thus far. The bullets below provide a reminder of how to do so.
General Notes on this Type of Task:
Sounding Out Slowly