Teacher: Is it bowls or spoons? What do you think?
Teacher: (Covered the word.) What would you expect to see if it was spoons?
Teacher: (Uncovered the 1st letter-b.) What is it?
Teacher: You’re right. Billy looked at the bowls.
Teacher: Which one is it? What do you think?
Child: There’s a c.
Teacher: Read it again and check it sounds right.
Child: The fish are not coming today. It’s right!
It would be a lot quicker to just tell the child the correct word but we would not be giving her the opportunity to discover she could work it out herself.
See also an earlier post- Decision Making.