Teaching Resource

Identifying Middle Phonemes

By Reading Universe Last updated 2024/05/27
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This is a lesson plan for the explicit instruction of isolating the middle sound in words.

Curriculum Connection

B2. Language Foundations for Reading and Writing
This lesson plan supports the teaching of phoneme isolation (B2.1).
Grade(s): K 1
Topic(s): Phonemic Awareness


  1. These activities from Reading Universe follow a “I do, we do, you do” format. The “stretch and shrink” method of segmenting sounds and blending them back together supports students in hearing individual sounds in words.

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