A kindergarten teacher engages a small group of children in the following Say It and Move It activity.
- The teacher says a two-phoneme word slowly (e.g., ape, bee, day, eat, go, she, toe).
- The children slowly repeat the word.
- The children move a plain wooden block as they say each phoneme, lining up the two blocks from left to right.
Once the children demonstrate mastery of this activity, which of the following strategies would be most appropriate for the teacher to use next to build the children's phonemic awareness?