Expose your students to a range of common consonant blends with this set of 20 posters.
Teach Your Students to Blend Consonants… (That’s ‘Blend’ As a Verb!)
Consonant blends are defined as two or more distinct consonants blended together, eg. ‘tr’ or ‘fr’. With consonant blends, the individual sounds can be heard and segmented. Blends are not the same as digraphs or trigraphs – this is where two or three letters come together to represent one sound, eg. ‘sh’ or ‘th’.
Current Science of Reading research suggests that teachers should be focusing on the act of blending (‘blend’ as a verb) rather than ‘blends’ as nouns. It is important that teachers keep this in mind when engaging with this resource.
A Great Addition to Your Classroom Phonics Display
The set of posters highlights a variety of consonant blends. Each poster shows the blend and a variety of words and images containing that blend. The consonant blends included in the poster pack are: st, sw, bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl, sp, sn, sm, sc, sk, tr, dr, fr, gr, pr, br and cr.
In addition to displaying these posters in your classroom, you might like to try some of these great ideas!
📝 Create a fill-in-the-blank worksheet by removing selections of text.
📂 Place copies in students’ homework folders for reference.
💻 Provide posters as digital resources for virtual students.
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Teach your students to segment and blend sounds with these great phonics resources:
Blending Phonemes Secret Message – Matching Activity
Blend phonemes to build words and uncover the secret message!
Segmenting and Blending CVC Words Interactive PowerPoint
An interactive PowerPoint for students to practise reading CVC words.
Segmenting and Blending Mats
A set of beautifully designed templates for students to practise blending and segmenting words.
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Thank you very much. This will be very useful with spelling and learning support. Creative and a huge time saver for me.
We introduce blends as they occur but it is a great list to have. the children love to see if a word they came up matches and has a picture.
Essential in the kindy classroom!