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Beginning Blends Word Search
In this phonics worksheet, students find, locate and circle 17 words that have beginning consonant blends in a word search puzzle. Students say each blend as they search for each of the words in the word search puzzle.
Beginning Sounds and Blends
In this sounding out picture words learning exercise, students say the picture word, determine the beginning sound letter, circle the middle and ending blend letters, and write the words. Students write twenty words.
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.
Decode and Write Words with Blends
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.
The See-Saw: How to Blend
First graders listen as the word "cat" is sounded out spreading out all the sounds contained. They discover the meaning of blending using the word "cat" and then changing the consonants to make new words. They then figure out new words on their own and read the book A Cat Nap using the decoding skills they just discovered.
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.
Roll the Dice
Students practice recognizing and blending letters together to create new and unique words in the process of decoding text. They play a game where they roll dice to help blend a variety of words together and create new ones to analyze and pronounce.
Food For Fun
Students practice identifying and isolating individual phonemes to acquire the skill of blending phonemes together in order to strengthen their reading skills. They incorporate flash cards and food items to assist them after reading "Green Eggs and Ham," by Dr. Seuss.
Students observe first hand what it is like to be the prey and what he or she must do to blend in and make themselves less noticeable. They participate in a variety of hands-on activities which help them explain how insects hide themselves in nature.
Watch Your Conductor Like a Hawk
Students focus their eyes on the conductor in music class. The teacher uses a music sheet to isolate the musical elements of tempo, balance, and blend.
Practice sound stretching by blending some long sounds to make a word. Learners start with simple words such as bed, dog, sun, and banana with the teacher leading the class. After practicing, students apply what they have learned by reading early reader books.
Camouflage: A Study of Stealth And Survival
Young scholars design and create their own three-dimensional insect models to blend into specific types of habitats. They then write description of insect's camouflage, and explain how size, shape, and color help insects survive.
Mixing Primary Colors
Young scholars explore the concept of primary and secondary colors. In this art and vocabulary lesson, students make a "rainbow squeeze" out of red, blue, and yellow gelatin. Colors blend to make various shades as the young scholars squeeze a partially solidified bag of the mixture. Students paint basic shapes and observe the result of mixing two primary colors.
Explore: 2nd Grade Camouflage
Second graders discuss camouflaging in animals. They create camouflaged animal artwork out of various craft and art supplies and then see how well the creation blends into an outdoor area.
Words Under Construction
Second graders practice spelling correctly words with short and long vowel sounds, r-controlled vowels, and consonant blend patterns. Students build words using consonant cards with a vowel pattern or word family cards.
Letter Cube Blending
Emergent readers use a letter cube to identify, blend, and make words. They roll each of the three letter cubes, mark down the letters they rolled, then blend the letter sounds together to make a word. They record each word on a collection sheet and determine if the words they write are real or nonsense. Letter cubes are included, just print and use.
In this writing worksheet, students write the words of 6 pictures. All of the words contain L blends (slide, plates, flag, etc). Students also draw pictures using 2 of the words.
Blends Worksheet - GL, GR
In this phonics blends worksheet, learners circle the correct blend for a set of pictures; blends used are gl and gr. Students then practice writing the blend on a lines beneath the pictures.
Blends - Sp and St
In this consonant blends worksheet, students work with the sp and st blends. They look at 6 pictures and decide whether they begin with sp or st. They circle the correct blend and write on the line below each picture.
Consonant Blends - Sm and Sw
In this consonant blend worksheet, students work with the sm and sw blends. They look at 6 pictures and decide if they begin with sm or sw. They circle the correct blend and write it on the line below each picture.