When first beginning this skill, students may need to see the actually word before being able to do the activity completely orally. If this is the case, use simple 3 letter, consonant/vowel/consonant and show the children the word on a word card. In order to make this a tactile experience for them, you will need to make chocolate pudding and spoon some into a small Ziploc bag. After you have securely “zipped” the bag, I would also reinforce the bag with duct tape. Next, allow the children to use the pudding bag as their own “chalk board.” Have them write the three letter word from the word card onto their pudding bags. Next have the child say the entire word and then “breakdown” the word into its individual sounds. After they have done this a few times with the same word, next have them close their eyes when saying the sounds to begin to get them to focus on the auditory portion of segmenting words.