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Blends

Add hundreds of teacher-created phonic blends teaching activities, phonics worksheets, and more reading center activities to your classroom this school year! This collection of phonics blends teaching resources is stocked with printable and digital resources created by teachers and thoroughly reviewed by the teachers on the Teach Starter team to ensure each is curriculum-aligned and ready for your ELA lessons!

What Is a Blend in Phonics?

A blend in phonics is one strategy students use to decode words as they are learning to read. Students learn something called letter-sound correspondence, which is the relationship of the letters in the alphabet to the sounds they produce. They then learn how those letter-sound correspondences blend together as letters are linked together to form words.

What Is a Consonant Blend?

A consonant blend is when two or more consonants are blended together, but each sound may be heard in the blend. The most common beginning consonant blends include bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fr, tr, fl, gl, gr, pl, pr, sl, sm, sp and st. Blends can also occur at the end of words as in the word “fast”. There are also blends which contain three consonants. Common three consonant blends include str, spl, and spr. Consonant blends and consonant digraphs can both be taught as part of reading instruction to help young readers develop strong literacy skills.

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