Kindergarten teacher Heather Lopez works with her students on consonant-vowel-consonant (C-V-C) single-syllable words as they learn to read. Some students need to sound out some of the words while others are already able to blend the onset with the rime. Ms. Lopez holds up a word for the students to read and then act out. She uses this process first for whole group guided practice. She then calls on individual students to read the word and has the whole class act it out as a means of helping them remember the word's meaning. Calling on individual students helps her informally assess where each students is at in their language development and specifically their ability to blend the onset and the rime.