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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. Some trigraphs are nth, sch, scr, shr, spl, spr, squ, str, thr. There are also digraphs that produce a distinct vowel sound. Some examples are: ai, au, aw, ay, ea, ee, ei, eu, ew, ey, ie, oi, oo, ou, ow, oy. Some words that begin with common digraphs or blends: Some words that begin with common trigraphs: Books to Print: Match Words and Pictures: Words that Start With Consonant Blends: Circle Words that Start With Consonant Blends: Fill in the Missing Letters in Words Starting With Consonant Blends, Worksheets to Print: Digraphs and Blends Spelling Word Questions to Print: Find Eight Words Starting with Digraphs and Trigraphs, Worksheets to Print: Word Wheels to Print:

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Decoding for reading; Spelling (encoding) for writing General information Decoding means translating written words into the sounds and meanings of spoken words (often silently). Encoding, or spelling, is the reverse process. The skills used in encoding are usually developed alongside decoding skills and reflect similar learning. Lesson 56 Initial Blends Consonant blends may consist of two or three letters whose sounds are blended together. Each letter within the blend is pronounced individually, but quickly, so they blend together. Student: Circle the words you can read without assistance. Illustrate and label one or more of the words you circled. Teaching Blends and Digraphs Seems like this week there’s been quite a few questions about blends and digraphs. Teachers have been asking and wanting to know what the difference is between a blend and a digraph, which to teach first and the best way to teach these skills. Well, with all these questions, that was motivation enough for me to finish this post that I started literally a year ago. I’m hoping this post can answer some of these burning questions about teaching blends and digraphs.

~Consonant blends Consonant blends= when 2 consonant sounds are said together, those are called blends. If you can say and read all of the one letter consonant sounds, you can now practice putting 2 consonants together into consonant blends. There are some consonant blends below. Vowel Digraphs Phonics Worksheets Vowel Digraph Spelling Worksheets: These spelling sheets contain words with the vowel digraphs. I generally introduce two or three new words every day to highlight or reinforce a particular pattern. Vowel Digraph Card Games: These cards can be used to play memory and fish while at the same time reinforcing vowel digraph patterns. Forming New Words: Compounds, Clipped Words and Blends in English written by: Heather Marie Kosur • edited by: Tricia Goss • updated: 10/17/2014 The word formation processes of compounding, clipping, and blending are important concepts when creating words. Also included for download are vocabulary lists of common English compounds, clipped words, and blends.

Archived: What is Systematic and Explicit Phonics Instruction? A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n Research-Based Instruction in Reading Student Achievement and School Accountability ConferenceOctober 2002 Three Jellyfish Printable Puppets! I’ve been getting lots of requests for another set of printable puppets, so I asked my kids what I should make and after a lot of crazy suggestions (does anyone know a Yoda song?) we finally settled on jellyfish, three of them! Here are our Three Jelly Fish Printable Puppets! Do you know the Three Jelly Fish song? It’s one of our favourite counting songs with great actions and it’s lots of fun to sing and act out. We set up our jelly fish with some rocks and shells on a piece of blue foam for the water. Dolch Sight Vocabulary Words « Mrs. Perkins Dolch Word Lists Note: Please read "What are Dolch Words?" for background information on these lists. Below are the Dolch word lists, the 220 most common words and 95 additional nouns in children's reading books, in alphabetical order.

Free Monster Printables for my Scaredy Boy. “I scared! I scared!!” he says putting his arm over his eyes. It is adorable, the way he says it, the way he covers his eyes, but his thing about monsters and being scared isn’t so adorable when he wakes up in the night crying about them. ENG 411B Concepts Morphemes consist of bases and affixes, each of which have meaning. Words can be made up of just a base, or a base plus one or more affixes. Morphemes are divided into derivational morphemes and inflectional morphemes. Examine the differences here.