As student increase their ability to decode, they should be transitioning from individual letter/sound recognition to phonemes (or sound chunks).You should find this product versatile and very useful in building this early literacy skill. Possible Uses: I use this activity during small group Reading instruction…and once students are familiar with the rules and format of the activity, I put it out into my independent literacy centers. You may choose to focus strictly on decoding…blending… or combining both skills. This deck can be used for drill work with the teacher or independently. This activity will also help to bolster fluency.