Tuesday, October 18, 2011
During our second mini-lesson today, I introduced middle sounds. I placed four CVC words without their middle sound on the board. I placed five possible middle sounds below the words. I began by stating each word to the class emphasizing the beginning, middle and end sounds. One student came up at a time and placed the letter they believed to be the middle sound for the word and we read it as a class to check their work. The class did a great job with this. I have been working on this skill in several of my strategy groups already this year.