Teach Children How to Identify the First, Middle, and Last Sounds in 3 Letter Words.
Blending may be the hardest step, but once we get over this hill, it will be much easier for children to learn how to read words. This is the step where you should introduce vowels and consonants, don’t worry too much if children don’t pick up on those 2 words (vowel/consonant match ups). This step will be repeated once a child has developed their reading skills a little more.
In the worksheets below children will be asked to identify the first sound in a word, the middle sound, and the last sound. These are great word decoding exercises and build confidence before students are asked to read CVC or CVCe words. For more phonics worksheets purchase Welcome to Kindergarten or Welcome to First Grade on Amazon.