Finger Tap CVC Words
Directions for Students:
1. Hold your pencil using your dominant or writing hand.
2. Listen for the dictation word (usually CVC words in kindergarten, ie: cat, jet, bit, hop, gum, etc).
3. Orally repeat the word while pounding the syllables in each word on the table with the non-dominant hand.
4. Orally segment the sounds heard in each syllable while finger tapping with the non-dominant hand, then write the syllable on the page. Tap from left to right. If you are right-handed, pound and finger tap with your left hand. Start with your pinky, then ring finger, then middle finger (saying the beginning, middle, end sounds as you tap). If you are left-handed, start with your thumb, then pointer finger, then middle finger (saying the beginning, middle, end sounds as you tap).