Here is a funny convo I had with one of my students:
In our small group we were talking about initial sounds (it's my group of 1's [lowest students])
Me: "Ok, V, what is the beginning sound of the word CAT?"
V: "Cat, cat, cat"
Me: "Right, the word is 'cat', but can you tell me the beginning sound in 'cat'?"
Me: "The word starts with a "C" (I point to the letter) and the initial sound is /k/. Can you say that?"
V: "CAT, CAT, CAT..."
Me: (frustrated) "Yes, that's the WORD, but what's the sound??"
(Thank you ladies and gentlemen...) hahahahahaha