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Fun With Fluency
Practice reading with fluency by blending words together. To start, prepare flash cards with pseudowords on them (words that can be pronounced but have no real meaning), and work with the class to sound out the words using known phonemes. Then spend time in individual and pair practice reading If You Give a Pig a Pancake silently and aloud, using decoding skills to break down words and working to read each sentence smoothly.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 7 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Totally Tubular Blending
Students practice a wide variety of techniques and strategies to strengthen their blending skills to form words and read. They read "A Cat Nap" and interact with different colors of inner tubes with the letters "a, c, b, d, f, l, m, p, r, s, t" written on them.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 6 Views 28 Downloads
Five Part Phonics: Blends
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.
1st Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Letter Sound Blending
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.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Beginning Consonant Blends - 1/3
Introduce /ch/ and /sh/ to your beginning readers. The digraphs are stated and other letters are added to make words. The words are repeated to allow young ones to practice saying the words themselves before the voice-over speaks.
6 mins Pre-K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Phonics: Blending Sounds in Short Words
S-i-t spells sit and it is composed of three different sounds that blend together. Teach your kinder class about letter sounds and phoneme blends. They sound out several words as a class to practice their early reading skills.
K Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Phonemic Awareness: Phoneme Blending
This resource is more of a suggestion than a full lesson plan. It explains how young pre-readers can work with their teacher to practice blending phonemes to make words. The class watches the teacher as she says and orally segments a word into its initial, medial, and final phonemic parts.
Pre-K - K Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Phonemic Awareness: Blending
First graders listen closely as their teacher sounds out a variety of words, one phoneme at a time. They then practice blending sounds to create words on their own. Tip: While you sound out words have your class write down each phoneme (letter) you sound out so they can build the connection between phonics and writing.
1st Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Phonics: Decode and Write Words with Blends
Kids see, say, then count the phonemes they hear in a series of simple words. They practice counting phonemes with the teacher, then sound out the same word on their own. As they count each phoneme they write it down on their paper. A great way to connect reading and writing.
1st Language Arts 6 Views 11 Downloads
Spelling Unit: r-Controlled Vowels, Words with y, and Consonant Blends
Use this packet of exercises to review r-controlled vowels, words with y, gr and tr blends, and br and pr blends. Learners practice printing and spelling, and they demonstrate their word comprehension.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 6 Views 80 Downloads
Review consonant blends with this visually-appealing and colorful presentation. It features a list of blends including ch, sh, th, tr, gr, pr, br, and more. There are pictures of objects that begin with the sound displayed on each slide. There are a variety of creative ways to use this resource.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Use this resource to practice consonant blends in a second grade class. Focusing on scr-, str-, spr-, and spl-, learners identify words with these sounds. This presentation could be employed as an introductory activity before a spelling or reading activity.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Break and Make
Break and make is a game that little ones can play to build phonemic awareness and strong phoneme blending skills. In pairs, they take turns testing to see if they can guess the image on the card based on the word segment sounds given. One child break the word into phoneme segments and then other puts the word back together through blending.
K - 1st Language Arts 13 Views 30 Downloads
It's All About the Brushstrokes
Afte analyzing the painting, Autumn Poplars by Camille Pissarro, learners explore self-expression through painting techniequs. They disucss the piece, consider Impressionist painting, and then create masterpieces that represent a particular season.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 11 Downloads
Playing with Paint
Students learn painting techniques. In this painting and color lesson, students view Dan Namingha's painting and describe what they see and name the colors they recognize. Students use thick paints to practice painting techniques and learn how to blend different colors to make new colors.
Pre-K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
With a fly swatter in hand, learners swat the rime-flys with their onset swatter to make, read, and write words by blending the onset with the rime-fly. This is a great activity because learners blend words, make and write words, and also work to determine if the words they make are real or nonsense.
K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads