Pick up a picture card and say the word. Listen for what sound is in the middle of the word. Is it an "i" sound? Than put it on the i. Is it an "a" sound? Than put it on the a. Is it an "e" sound? Than put in on the e. Is it an "u" sound? Thank put it on the u. Is it an "o" sound? Than put it on the o. When you have finished sorting all of your cards take a picture of your sheet and record yourself saying each word and writing the vowel sound you heard on top of the picture.
Download, print and laminate the following freebie. https://www.playdoughtoplato.com/cvc-picture-sort/ Cut out the picture cards for mats 1 through 4 and provide those pictures and their mats to the students.