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Sorting Activity - Google Interactive Initial S-Blends Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 5 pages | Grades: K - 1

Decode and segment words by identifying the s-blend words with phonemes sp, sl, sm, sn, sc, st.

🦜Get Ready to Sp-ell S-Blend Words, Me Hearties 

Sh-iver me timbers! Ye sc-allawags are in for a spelling treat.  

With this collection of interactive Google Slides, students will group, match, spell, and write sentences featuring S-blend words.

Students will get their phonological awareness sea legs with learning activities featuring initial S-blends:

  • sc
  • sl
  • sm
  • sn 
  • sp 
  • st

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

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

In addition to individual student work time, use this activity as a guided reading group, whole-class, or remote learning assignment.

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Provide read-aloud assistance if needed. Pre-teach S-blends and work through similar spelling activities before independent work.

Additionally, students can work with a partner to complete the task.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Have students select words from the sort and write sentences to make a story. If students aren’t quite ready for sentence writing, they can write lists of other S-blend words.  

✋ Class Review

Turn this activity into an assessment at the end of your lesson or right before a test to give students some extra practice. Project the Google Slides complete them in your guided reading group or as a whole class. Have students complete the sentence writing slide in their notebooks. (Google Slides users must be in Edit mode to move the pieces, not Presentation mode.)   

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Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Please note that this activity is an interactive Google Slides resource. 

After downloading, make a copy of the resource: 

  1. Click on File.
  2. From the dropdown menu, hover your cursor over Make a copy.
  3. From the side bar, click on Entire presentation
  4. On-page elements are moveable in Edit mode only.

Alternatively, turn this activity into worksheets by printing each slide for students to record their answers. 


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