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Students make predictions about a story, identify at least two examples of blends in our language and create a list of things to do during the day. The Frog and Toad books are used in this lesson for students to work with.
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.
Pupils 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.
First graders work in pairs to match words with pictures. They share a blend with the class by holding up a picture and seeing the words written by the teacher on the board.
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.
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.
In this blend worksheet, 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.
Pupils practice the key ingredient of blending consonants and vowels to become better fluent readers. This instructional activity 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.
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 lesson and then independently. They read a short book for the teacher as he/she notes any miscues.
For 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.
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.
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. 
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.
First graders participate in a variety of activities that feature the consonant blend 'st'. They read "Stan the Squid" and "Stella Started for the Station", answer comprehension questions for the stories, manipulate beginning sounds and blends and identify 'st' in several words.
Students are told that they are going to read and write words that end with a blend. They use letter sound cards as a visual aid to spell or transfer the word to paper. Students use words with a blend at the beginning of the word. They use words with a blend at both the beginning and end of the word.
Students play a game that asks them to blend sounds and differentiate between long and short vowels. They give clues to one student by sounding out all consonants and classifying the vowel as short or long. The student then blends the sounds and decodes the word.
By using spatial awareness, readers can easily learn to blend sounds. One letter is shown while its sound is spoken and then is taken away. Another letter appears, the sound is stated, and it disappears. Both letters show up at opposite ends of the screen and are progressively brought toward the middle of the screen until they blend into one word. Another letter is added, and changed to create different words. An awesome visual for blending sounds.
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!
Youngsters practice using blends and digraphs. In this early reading instructional activity, 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.

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