Which Blends Should Be Taught First?

How do you teach phonics blends?

Introduce words with initial blends only of 4 sounds.

When students are ready, introduce final blends still with only 4 sounds before finally tackling words with initial and final blends and three letter blends at the beginning.

Eventually students should be able to read and write syllables of 5 and 6 sounds..

What’s a 3 letter Blend?

Three-letter consonant blends are sometimes called consonant clusters or triple consonant blends. You can find a consonant blend at the beginning or end of a word.

What are end blend words?

An ending blend consists of two adjoining consonants at the end of a word that each make their own sound. So, for example, ck would NOT be an ending blend since it makes a single sound: /k/. Rather, it would be an ending digraph – since a digraph consists of two letters that make ONE sound.

What is a 2 letter blend word?

The most common 2-letter consonant blends are: bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl, br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr, sc, sk, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, and tw. Here are some words with 2-letter consonant blends: Bl: blank, black, blue, blister, blight, blast.

Is BL a blend or digraph?

Consonant blends (also called consonant clusters) are groups of two or three consonants in words that makes a distinct consonant sound, such as “bl” or “spl.” Consonant digraphs include: bl, br, ch, ck, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gh, gl, gr, ng, ph, pl, pr, qu, sc, sh, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, th, tr, tw, wh, wr.

Should you teach blends or digraphs first?

But before you go into the blends, you should teach the consonant digraphs – the two-letter combinations that stand for one sound – such as th, sh, ch – so that the child can read such words as wish, rich, the, that, this, with, etc. You can begin teaching the blends before you even teach the long vowels.

What is a blend in a word?

Consonant Blend Word Lists. Consonant blends, also referred to as consonant clusters, are a set of two or three consonant letters that when pronounced, retain their sound. Blends are found either at the beginning or end of a word. For example, in the word “break”, the “b” and “r” sounds are pronounced.

What is a blend in phonics?

A phonics blend occurs when you have two or more letters appearing together and you can hear each sound that each consonant would normally make. Also known as consonant blends or even sound blends, these are vital building blocks that help children learn how to read.

In what order should phonics be taught?

As we stated on our Keys to Success page, phonics instruction must be systematic and sequential. In other words, letters and sounds are taught first. Then letters are combined to make words and finally words are used to construct sentences.

How do you master phonics?

Activities to Develop Phonics Skills It is helpful to start with consonants. (sat, sing, silly) Spend time on each letter separately. Create flashcards with words that begin with the same sounds. Make your own multisensory materials and have your child write the words you came up with that start with the same sounds.