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Blending Phoneme Puzzles - 4-Phoneme Puzzles

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: K - 1

Master blending phonemes with 4-phoneme blending puzzles as a reading center activity.

Best Practices for Blending Phonemes? Rule #1: Make It Fun!

This puzzle set uses a picture-based approach to help students practice producing words by blending phonemes.  Students will look at each phoneme, identify the sound and blend the phonemes to complete the puzzle.  

This game is a fun and educational way to practice making phoneme blends. This set of directions and 18 picture puzzles will make your classroom experience fun!

The 4-phoneme picture puzzles allow for multiple uses, such as an assessment tool, extra practice for reinforcement, or even an enrichment activity for those little ones who are finishing early!

Through this activity, students will enhance their ability to segment and blend the phonemes within words,  further improving their reading fluency.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Reading lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this phonics activity to enhance learning through guided reading groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by

  • Invite students to use a visual reminder of letter sounds such as an alphabet chart displayed in the classroom or on their desk plates. 
  • Additionally, provide access to previous assignments and posters, and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

  •  After completing the puzzles, have students record the words and attempt to use them in sentences.

🧑‍🏫 Group Lesson (or Other Activity)

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color and blackline PDF or editable Google slide versions for this resource.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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