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Reading often times starts with phonemic awareness and letter sound correspondence. Get little ones blending those letter sounds together to read and write simple words. As the teacher sounds out each word, learners count phonemes, and write them down. This lesson is scripted and could be helpful for a pre-service teacher.
Sixth graders examine a variety of words with consonant blends and how to mark up the text. They read and spell words containing consonant blends and circle the blends in the words, and generate a list of ten words with consonant blends. Next, they read a passage and circle any unknown words.
Sixth graders review consonant blend and consonant digraphs and compare the two of them listing several examples under category headings. They read words from a selected list, circling the blends and underlining the digraphs. They then read words that have digraphs that are blended with consonants.
Students apply the Body-Coda method to blend sounds together to make words. They use the /a/ sound as the vowel between two consonants using three balloons to make words. They continue to make different words as the teacher circulates to assess their work. Finally, they read "A Cat Nap" while the teacher listens to their blending ability.
Students 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.
Fifth graders study consonant blends as opposed to digraphs, by examining and listening to words from a words list. While reading the passage entitled, "The Prime Meridian," they use the mark the text strategy to improve their comprehension. In the passage, they circle all of the words that contain consonant blends and determine if the selection is fiction or non-fiction. Finally, they complete vocabulary instruction.
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.
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.
In this initial blends worksheet, 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.