What is consonant blend and examples?
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.
How many consonant blends are there?
Part of those 44 sounds include the “blends.” Blends are 2 or 3 consonants combined to form a distinct sound such as: bl cl, fl, gl, pl, br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr, sk, sl, sp, st, sw, spr, cr, str. These common words with blends are good to review and print for young learners.
How do I teach my child consonant 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.
How do you teach consonant blend activities?
What You Do:
- Write one consonant blend per card: tr, sw, st, sp, sn, sm, sl, sc, pl, gr, fl, dr, cr, cl, br, and bl.
- Give your child one card and have him make the sound the blend makes.
- It’s scavenger hunt time!
- After 5 minutes, go through the objects.
- Play another round!
What are the 3 consonant blends?
Three Letter Blends – Beginning Consonant Blends
- “SHR” Blends.
- “SPL” Blends.
- “SQU” Blends.
- “STR” Blends.
- “THR” Blends.
Why is it important to teach consonant blends?
If children can blend, segment, and manipulate words orally, they will have an easier time reading those same types of words. Blending sounds orally will help students with decoding. And segmenting words into individual sounds will yield great benefits in spelling.
What is the difference between a consonant blend and a Digraph?
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.)
Why are consonant blends important?
Blending is super important because being able to mentally join speech sounds together to make words helps students to decode unfamiliar words using letter-sound patterns when reading. Difficulties with the ability to blend is a hallmark sign of the struggling reader.