Students who struggle with decoding need visual aids to help them see where to break words. These cards are organized into specific vowel patterns. They can be used for remediation or during guided reading groups as a way to demonstrate how to decode words quickly while reading or during writing as a way to break the words and write the parts. It's important to link these cards to reading and writing. You can write the word the student is trying to decode on the white board and underneath write the word in segmented form similar to the card. This will connect the activity to reading and writing.
These cards can be used in literacy centers or sent home so students can have extra practice to improve decoding.
The goal is to help students look for parts in words, break them and blend them quickly. This will improve accuracy, fluency rates, and comprehension.