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  • Phoneme Identification Skill Explainer

Quick Look: Recognizing Phonemes

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Produced by Reading Universe, a partnership of WETA, Barksdale Reading Institute, and First Book
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Teacher: Where should this picture of the cactus go? Let's start with that. What do you think? Hmm. What's the ending sound for cactus?

Students: /Sss/.

Teacher: Very nice. So where should that go? Which other pictures do we have with that ending sound? Oh, go ahead. You can do it [teacher points to one of her students].

Student: Horse and mouse.

Teacher: Yes, horse, mouse. And let's all say this word.

Students: Cactus.

Teacher: Beautiful job.

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