Set 1: (initial) cat hat rat
As each picture is also ‘loaded’ with sound (using action setting feature of PowerPoint) the facilitator has the option of informally quizzing a student for their comprehension of the three pictures in the set e.g. ‘Find cat’, ‘Find rat’, ‘Find hat’ before the blending exercise is introduced with the next slide.
If the student selects the correct picture, the picture will be verbally labeled (e.g., “cat”)
If the student selects one of the incorrect pictures, a generic negative comment will be heard, “ nu-ahh”.
This is a a great visually-supported task. It can help students better appreciate that spoken words are made up of individual sounds and those individual sounds correspond to specific printed letters.