What are words with consonant blends?
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 last.
What is the difference between a digraph and a blend?
A digraph contains two consonants and only makes one sound such as sh, /sh/. (ch, wh, th, ck) A blend contains two consonants but they each make their own sound, such as /s/ and /l/, /sl/ (st, fl, sk, gr, sw, ect.)
What is an L Blend?
Some of these words are paired together based on how the partner sound is formed. For example, /pl/ is listed with /bl/ because you make both the /p/ and /b/ sound by pressing your lips together…the only difference is, you turn your voice on or off. /bl/ & /pl/
What is blending in reading?
What is blending? Blending is the skill of joining individual speech sounds (phonemes) together to make a word. Research suggests that blending is a crucial phonemic awareness skill that should be taught as part of a research-based approach to the teaching of reading.
How do you mark a blend?
We mark blends by putting a separate line under each letter that is blended. Digraph- A digraph is when two letters come together to make a whole new sound. (ch, sh, th, wh, ck) We mark it with a solid line under the two letters.
How do you teach L blends?
Teaching L Blends To Struggling ReadersSay and trace the L blend in a word list or on a worksheet. Sky write L blends and say the sound and letters aloud. Use a sand or salt try to spell words with L blends. Sort words by L blends. Color code the L blends on a worksheet or list.
Can Digraphs be at the end of a word?
Consonant digraphs refer to a joint set of consonants that form one sound. Common consonant digraphs include “sh”, “ch”, and “th”. Some digraphs are found at both the beginning and the end of a word. Others are strictly initial consonant digraphs, like “kn”, or final consonant digraphs, like “-ck”.