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Finger Stretching with Monique Ealey

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Produced by Reading Universe, a partnership of WETA, Barksdale Reading Institute, and First Book
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Monique Ealey: Finger stretching is a strategy we can use to break words into each one of its individual sounds. Watch and listen as I finger stretch the word bed: /b/, /ĕ/, /d/, bed. How many sounds did we say in bed? Three. What was the first sound? /b/. What was the middle sound? /ĕ/. What was the last sound? /d/. Bed.

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