Blending Buddies: Pronunciation Practice
Pairs or groups of beginning readers choose cards from two stacks: one with consonant blends, the other with word parts. You have made cards from words with either initial or final consonant blends and cut them to separate the blend from the rest of the syllable. The cards are shuffled. Children choose a card from each stack, decide if the two make a real word. They practice pronouncing the sounds and listening for real words. Differentiate using two- or three-letter blends.