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My Closet Full of Blends
First graders practice blending phonemes into words with emphasis on short vowel i. Through guided practice, 1st graders blend three letter/phoneme words together. Independently, they read a leveled deocdable reader containing the /i/ sound.
Beginning Reading Design: Blending Boats
Young scholars study how to blend the sounds together in words with the CVC form. They use letter cards and the books, "Tin Man Fix-It," and Dr. Seuss', Green Eggs and Ham. They work with /m/ words to blend the sounds together to read words. Finally, they practice reading a book aloud as the teacher listens.
Students put word cards together and use the word parts to create correct words. In this phonics lesson plan, students practice pronouncing consonant blends and vowel sounds, demonstrating an awareness of beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words.
Hissing Snake Learns to Blend in With Others
First graders practice blending words with the initial consonant sound of /s/. After a review of phonemes, 1st graders blend ending pseudo word parts with the initial sound the letter S makes. They play a game that requires blending of the word parts with the initial /s/ sound.
Blending Bumper Cars
First graders practice blending words with the consonant-vowel-consonant pattern. Given a card with a decodable word part, 1st graders add an initial consonant sound and blend the sounds to read the new word. They practice reading a story with decodable vowel-consonant-vowel pattern words.
The Blending Slide Sounding-out Consonant / Vowel / Consonant (CVC) Words
Learners blend sounds together to form consonant/vowel/consonant words to create their list.
Initial Blend Dominoes & Matching Game
In this initial blends activity, student play a domino and matching game with the initial blends and picture cards which have been printed and cut out. They play with the blends: bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pr, sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, squ, st, str, sw, and tr.
In this blend learning exercise, students read a set of words and circle those with l-blends, finish word chains, unscramble words, use words in sentences, and complete crosswords and graphic organizers.
Short 'A' and Phoneme Blending
Have your class explore the short /a/ sound. They will pronounce isolated consonant and short /a/ sounds and then blend the sounds to make a word. An assessment sheet is provided.
Blending Blast Off
Students practice the key ingredient of blending consonants and vowels to become better fluent readers. This lesson develops the practice of blending with the use of cutouts of space ship flash cards and the book, "Green Eggs and Ham," by Dr. Seuss.
Blending is a Roller Coaster Ride
Second graders examine the process of blending phonemes in order to make words. They use the analogy of a roller coaster to make works first in a modeled instructional activity and then independently. They read a short book for the teacher as he/she notes any miscues.
In this ending blends worksheet, students circle words that end with consonant blends, complete a word puzzle, circle words beginning with nd, underline words ending in nt, complete sentences, and complete a graphic organizer, using given target words in sentences.
THE BLENDING SLIDE
Your beginning readers will practice blending sounds with this hands-on activity! Each learner gets their own paper slide, cards with consonants, and cards with vowels. Then, after practicing as a class, they can blend consonant and vowel sounds to create CVC words!
The Blending Water Slide
Students practice the strategies of phonics, blending, decoding and consonant and vowel usage to become better fluent readers. They experience a large picture of a water slide with steps leading to the top and the book, "Hop on Pop," by Dr. Seuss.
Riddles With Blending
Students examine how blending sounds together helps them pronounce words. They look a flash cards with letters on them in order to blend the letter sounds together before listening to riddles that encourage them to blend letters into words. Finally, they complete a worksheet while working with a partner; drawing pictures of the words they read.
Blending is Fun
Use a poster picture of a slide to illustrate the blending of phonemes in words. First show your youngsters basic examples like cat and cap. Then have learners work in pairs to create some blends of their own! Provide words for them to work with.
Spelling Unit: Consonant Blends and Digraphs
In this spelling unit worksheet, students review consonant blends and digraphs as they study the 48 words listed and complete a variety of activities using the words correctly.
Leaf Bowl Sculpture, Part 2
Making art can always be more than just a way to pass the time. Kids get critical as they create organic clay leaves. They discuss blending, colors, painting techniques, and art works that show the fall. They experience the wonders of creating art as they analyze the elements used in art and in art analysis.
High Five Blend and Word Family Game
Practice using word blends and learning about word families by participating in a class game. Learners will collaborate as teams in a game by throwing beanbags onto a shower curtain with word blends on it. They will say the sound their bean bag lands on, identify a word with the sound, and use the word in a sentence. Great learning fun!
Go Fish For Blends and Digraphs
Youngsters practice using blends and digraphs. In this early reading lesson, learners play a game of "Go Fish" using words that contain a blend or digraph. This allows them to practice recognizing the word and using it in a sentence.