Teaching Sound Isolation, Grade 1


The students will be able to isolate the beginning, middle, and ending sounds of words.

Introduce the sound in beginning, end, and finally middle.



Isolating the beginning sound of toast, tickle, and time.

1.The beginning sound is /t/

Using "Old McDonald Had a Farm," ask the students what is the beginning sound and reinforce with

"with /t/, /t/ here and a /t/, /t/ there,

here a /t/, there a /t/,

everywhere a /t/, /t/.

2.  Next isolate in ending position.

3.  Finally isolate in middle position.  This is the hardest for students to isolate; therefore, it is introduced last.