Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.1 (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
For this lesson, there will be some prep work in the world before the students get into the world.
I started off with a completely flat world. I was in creative mode with various colors or wool and a grass block (this is for when I make mistakes and take out too many blocks).
I began by thinking of what short CVC words of which I could easily create a pixelated image. A hat seemed like an easy enough image to create so I decided to make a few -at words for this activity.
Next I used black wool to create a "blank" and then added the "at" in pixelated letters. Above the letters I created the pixelated image that would serve as the answer to the complete __at word. I set up several of these before I allowed the students to enter the world.
**If a student is struggling with a specific set of words, you can set up different areas in each world with different word sets. Students could then have a named teleport block to the section/words you created just for them.**