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- Lynne S.
- Lilburn, GA
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Review the phonemic sounds of the alphabet letters before examining how to blend letter sounds to make a word. During this teacher-modeled instructional activity, learners make word bugs out of three phonemes that blend together. As an assessment, read Cat and Mouse and have listeners raise their hands when they hear a word they created. Apply word recognition to this story to prepare young ones for reading!
Use this silly story about consonants and vowels to illustrate basic consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words. Using a picture of a slide, move different letter cards down to create word combinations. Learners get to manipulate the letter cards on their own after the guided learning piece.
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!
Mr. Snowman wants to help emerging readers understand compound words, so he segments some familiar words to help them see that they are made of two distinct words. Learners repeat the words, both segmented and blended, and observe them written on the board. Mr. Snowman also segments their names into syllables. Apply these skills to The Snowy Day, clapping out syllables together and segmenting three compound words: snowsuit, snowball, and something. Kids practice blending two and three-syllable words using manipulatives and make "sound trains" by placing phonemes together to form one-syllable words. Strengthen these skills with any of these engaging activities which promote cooperative learning and multiple learning styles.
Practice blending letters together to make the words learners are reading. They decode words familiarized with the concept of blending. This lesson utilizes the Body-Coda method of blending developed by Lloyd Eldredge. Each child receives a copy of the book, Tin Man Fix-It.
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.
An impressive PowerPoint lists steps for blending sounds to decode a word, with emphasis being placed on the vowel sound. Learners listen to an example and then practice decoding words. The list includes some vowel sound patterns (r controlled vowels, i making a long e sound) that require sound/symbol knowledge the students may not possess. A Beverly Hillbillies graphic is used to add interest; however, the intended humor may not be apparent to the target audience.