Hide the 3rd or 4th sounds in the word with a small card or your finger while the first 2 sounds are blended by your student. I can’t wait to try it out. Some adults add the “-uh” sound to the end of letter sounds inappropriately. We hear how quickly the Blend As You Read decoding strategy transfers to real reading all the time inside our Reading Simplified Academy--our paid membership for teachers and parents to learn how to teach anyone how to read. But, “spray” may sound like “play.”, Similarly, a young reader will have an easier time with words that do not have multiple adjacent consonants, such as “spray.”. Yes, indeed, the strategy and the need may look a little different for the varying developmental stages. Thank you for sharing all these ressources. The next time she sees the same word she may notice more about the interior parts of the word, increasing the likelihood that she orthographically maps the word.]. Sign up below to get access to a wonderful variety of math and literacy resources. That is two sounds. ‘em’ has “ e-“ and “ mmm ”. Thanks! Actually, this isn’t all that uncommon. Advisable or not advisable? I’m dating myself! It isn’t an individual sound. Weisberg notes that many children did NOT naturally deduce a decoding strategy without instruction. I know these 2 strategies are deeply entrenched in many reading programs and classrooms, so I ask you to test me with the Blend As You Read strategy alone...and swap out these 2 mainstream practices... ...practices that make you work harder! Students use their cars and drive over the letters slowly while saying the sounds. The context and the first 2 sounds combined to help you know that the word was likely “river.”. Do you have students who know their letters and sounds and can sound out any […] Teach the Correct Letter Sounds. Ask your child to select a word you call out from among this selection. Word slider cards are a great tool for helping kids blend sounds together to make words. However, we DO want decoding to interact with meaning-making. which form the core of how we teach any beginning or struggling reader of any age! Ever heard a pre-school child say, “sgugetti” for “spaghetti?”. Wow! This is great! The Measured Mom Plus is the perfect online membership for Pre-K to third grade educators. Exactly how the kids do it. Thanks for sharing this amazing resource but I had a question . Please match the cards until you have three piles. Can’t wait to try it THIS way! 🙂, This is a great idea! ...which depends on advanced phonemic awareness, or advanced phonemic proficiency as Dr. David Kilpatrick notes. You've probably already noticed in the image below an alternative equation... ...Rather than teaching over 400 onsets and rimes, we could teach just the individual letter-sounds AND the skill of blending. Pack your teacher’s tool belt with the Blend As You Read strategy and teach it every time you see a child struggle with a CVC or CCVC word or when the child says each sound separately and waits till the end of the word to try to decode it. [Even an 800 Verbal SAT student would not likely say each sound in isolation... /p/ /o/ /l/ /ee//f/ /ie/ /l/ /oa/ /p/ /r/ /oa/ /j/ /e/ /n//i//t//i//v/, and remember the beginning sounds to attempt a word. My students are gonna love this and I must say that your daughter is doing pretty well.!?? Have a list of word cards and matching pictures. Thank you so much for all your free resources!! Lots are now being taught with pure sounds, but as teachers we can cause real problems for some spellers if we introduce these sounds with the added ‘uh’. The Read It Word Work activity for building blending and decoding skill. --Gonzalez-Frey & Ehri (2020), Scientific Studies of Reading. If this miscommunication about how our phonetic code works isn’t enough, here’s the final kicker…. Put simply, blending is the ability to smoothly combine individual sounds together in words. Would love to see another set with some final blends, such as in “camp” and “test”, to take this idea to the next level. Pin On Blends And Chunks . Or, do you teach them to sound out a word and to depend on their knowledge of phonetic sounds? Then they can say the last sound and repeat (sometime resound out the first two sounds) and then blend the last sound with the first two has always helped my students become readers. Then, they slowly blend those sounds together (“jjjaamm”). (See this post to dive deeper into this issue of letter names vs. letter sounds.). Don’t you want to see that for all of your hard work, too? Use blending maths to teach these blends. Aside: the text should be challenging enough that some mistakes are made, otherwise the child isn’t really learning much about decoding. You’ll find some words are real and some are not, but all will help teach successive blending. After having worked with hundreds of students that I have personally tutored, as well as thousands of teachers of reading, I realize that teaching blending is a vital pedagogical skill for quickly advancing any beginning or struggling reader. Easily? Look forward to your response. Make sure your student is connecting his eyes to the print exactly as he says each sound. Thanks for the new strategy. She is still developing her ability to perceive and to articulate the more challenging phonemic (individual sounds) aspects of our language. Thank you. Here’s a video that shows exactly how it works. "Ok, here's what I hear when I put these 2 sounds together: /mmmmma-----/. The onset-rime approach has staying power because it sometimes works. At that point, the child may be able to add the final sound and correctly identify the word. We will be blending words and I’ll model it for her. By the end of Reception, children should be able to make the correct sound for each letter of the alphabet.. Children will also learn to blend sounds.This means that they will learn to look at a short word, such as 'tin' and rather than saying three separate sounds 't', 'i', 'n', link the sounds together and say the whole word in one go. I work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students so we do a lot of phonological awareness type activities. b, bl, br, c, ch, ck, cl, cr, d, dr, f, fl, fr, g, gh, gl, gr, h, j, k, l, m, n, ng, p, ph, pl, pr, qu, r, s, sc, sh, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, t, th, tr, tw, v, w, wh, wr, y, z, sch, scr, shr, spl, spr, squ, str, thr. "Ok," you're thinking, "that may sound all roses and sunshine, but teaching these onsets and rimes works for my students!”. What is blending? I am currently looking for ways to help one of my struggling readers and I’m wondering which approach is better- successive blending, or word families? Welcome to The Measured Mom. One can be stretched out, sung, or hummed. Thank you for sharing , it’s an awesome idea. The middle letters are all vowels. Before introducing the visual concept of gaps between words, use physical movement to represent the boundaries between words. THEN (and this is key), push those first two sounds together. It makes so much sense! Teach the Blend As You Read decoding strategy both in the context of the activity Read It as well as through guided reading of actual text reading with supportive feedback. This is Kate, Anna’s assistant. Did you say this is a better method than say doing word families? After you print the cards, you’ll see that the letters have symbols underneath to indicate beginning, middle, or ending sounds. How many times do you see that a child can sound each letter out but can’t put them together? I have a student I am working with that I feel staying consistent with this approach will be important. You'll get phonemic awareness, phonics, and reading comprehension resources ... all free! As you draw the 3 images on the board, tell your student what these images are (sun, sit, and snake). A multiple choice paradigm is a simple support that might give her a revelation or “aha!” about what you're asking her to do. For instance, in the example above the child learning to read who is blending well would preferably say: The bad news is that a sizable minority of students--both beginning and struggling readers--do not rapidly pick up this blending skill. On today’s post I am going to share with you tips and strategies on how to teach beginning blending to your child. So if the word is ‘hat’ this would be my dialogue: “Let’s sound it out. It sounds like you’ve done about what i would do to stack them – the only thing is that if your child is new to CVC words you might put just the a’s on top for the middle stack, since it’s easiest to start with just one short vowel. Pua, yes, I know that pain! Letter names interfere with the sound-based decoding approach that a beginner needs to learn as she establishes her word identification foundation. I bragged all about you. I hope that helps! Introduce letter that occur in simple words first, as well as lower case letters, and short vowel sounds. How to Teach Blending CVC Words. I chopped the list into 4 and put a metal ring through a hole in the corner. What’s the first sound? Every day you should try to see if your student is ready for independence on this strategy of Blending As You Read. Read It often culminates with the student writing the word again—either with the word still visible or not, depending on her level of development. “Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” –Matthew 6:33, Copyright © 2020 The Measured Mom •  All rights reserved  •  Privacy & Disclosure Statement  •  Site Design by Emily White Designs. by leading researchers from 2018--to name just a few!). How do you keep it organized? Subscribing to our email newsletter is completely free. Thanks, I will think about that! It is almost always the last sound that trips them up and will make them say something different. To read words with more than one chunk (i.e., syllable), your student needs to continue to use the Blend As You Read method, but adapt it slightly. Do you teach them to combine the first two sounds in the word or the last two like for cat would it be /ca/ and then/ t /or /c /and then /at/. But even the littles can learn to blend CVC words when you give them edge by selecting words beginning with continuant consonants! Indeed, I bet you, as a mature reader, are still using this tactic to this very day. Head here to learn more about Switch It. Some multisyllable word reading errors are related to blending weaknesses, but many of them are from limited phonics knowledge. Make sure to say the sounds of the letters instead of the names, so that students can hear what the blend sounds like in a word. I would do the first two sounds and then the final sound. Does this make sense?? Notice throughout this Read It activity to improve blending sounds neither the teacher nor the student have said the Letter Names. They’ll say three sounds over and over without getting any closer to blending. Then help her to read the word "sit" using the Blend As You Read strategy. Given all the pitfalls with decoding and blending that I’ve encountered over the years, I’ve designed this Ultimate Guide to Teach Blending Sounds in Words for you here. This activity is an all-time favorite with the boys. That's what I call working smarter, not harder! I glued 2 of each vowel to the pop stick, one on the left end, and one on the right end, so the vowel was always the right way up (i.e. (You can also involve the pinky for 4-sound words.) e, ea, ee, each, ead, eal, eam, ean, eap, ear, east, eat, eave, ee, eech, eed, eek, eel, eem, een, eep, eer, eet, eeze, ie, ield, ief, ies, and y. . A pencil can more precisely indicate each letter-sound as compared to a finger. Every single one of them was blending and reading words, even my 2nd-timer! For readers at the first or second grade reading level, this type of Read It lesson is likely best after 3-6 weeks of Sort It lessons. Like your daughter, my students absolutely love determining if it’s a real or nonsense word!…. But, as I mentioned above, the Sound, Sound, Sound = Word strategy is roundly ineffective for those who struggle with reading. You say the sounds ‘d-o-g’ and then you are able to ‘blend’ them into the word ‘dog’. Otherwise I’d just shuffle the cards and link them together as you’ve done. I love the video, it is gonna help some of my students who are struggling to blend.Thank you Anna. I just wanted to know how would I set this up? A young student tries to read an unknown word such as "cat" and says... THAT is the exact reason for this article about how to teach blending sounds to read words. For example, ba…bi…bo…bu… with all the common consonants. If you still don’t believe that this Blend As You Read technique is the best way....or, if you wonder about how to implement it with a variety of reading levels and even for super-tricky blending challenges, then read on... Can I share a story that kinda breaks my heart? Lately they have been struggling with the whole blending idea. This is a great resource to use with my intervention groups. While I’ve given a lot of attention to negotiating how to teach blending sounds to read words for those at the beginning of the developmental continuum, blending challenges typically persist for those who aren’t above grade level in reading of ANY age. Second, when good developing readers read, they begin by putting sounds or chunks of sounds (syllables) together as they go. Hugs from Honduras. Thank you so much for this resource!! 🙂. Ask students if they know what you spied. Why the more popular onset-rime and Sound, Sound, Sound = Word  approaches are inefficient at best, and confusing for many. Primarily accurate reading practice. Who would have thought there could be so much complexity with such a seemingly simple cognitive process? If no, then stop right here and offer CVC words (i.e. Blending the two sounds together, is what makes two single sounds become a word part. Can he read or blend the sounds in a CVC word, such as “nap,” without your help? Discover the essential reading comprehension strategies for 2nd & 3rd grade and how to teach them! How to plan and select words for instruction in consideration of phonemic awareness, 3 tricks for the toughest blending challenges, and. So, be sure to fade out this scaffold as soon as you can. She will feel more successful with her reading and read more. I don’t know how to thank you because 2nd-timer is now a reader. Then reveal the last sound in the word and have her add the 3rd sound in the word. Blending is smoothly transitioning from the pronunciation of one sound into the next sound. So, “cake” may not cause a youngster much trouble. The disorder of the letter string prevents your ability to blend the sounds together to make a word at the end of “reading” them. With phonics blending, students fluently join together the individual sound-spellings (also called letter-sound correspondence) in a word. I’m working in CVC with my students right now. You must choose the words that you are going to teach carefully. She knows all her letters, most of her sounds, and has all the pre-reading skills I recommend before teaching a child to read. I will try this in my class. She’ll see a word like this: wag, and she’ll say the sounds /w/ /a/ /g/ … “Pat?”. If the child can correctly say the sounds in the order in which they appear in a phonetically regular word, they can unlock that word. ❤️. If you’re a member of The Measured Mom Plus, the blending cards with blends and digraphs are all included! Switch It picks up some of Read It’s slack by producing fast processing in these sub-skills: Indeed, Switch It and Read It go together like PB & J. Explain that today the class will be learning about consonant blends at the beginning of words. You see a written word, e.g. This is exactly how I teach my special education students (1st and 2nd grade), but we use a blending board. First … /ha/ /t/. It is realy help me to teach my student how they can read . We recommend signing up for just one at a time. Because they are random letter strings….not ordered that way in written language. Anne's life-changing experience with just 1 of the core activities in the Reading Simplified system isn't that unusual, actually. Are you really getting ALL of your students on the path to strong reading? Having the visuals and the prompt of the words ahead of time may make the blending process more manageable for her. Even after one or two days, and certainly after 1 or 2 weeks, fold in words with both Continuant and Stop consonants. If all the above actions fail to spur independent blending for her, you might just emphasize other activities that build reading sub-skills, such as Build It, Switch It, or Write It, for 1 or 2 weeks and then try Read It again after a couple of weeks. I’m so glad I found this goldmine! I love your website! Would you like to discover what to swap out to save time? Are the q’s printed as p’s ? “s-aaa-g. sag.” I’ll ask her to do it and most often she will say, “s-aaa-g. gag.” or if the word is “gas” it becomes “sas.” Anyway, thanks for your resources and help in advance! I wish I had known about it years ago!! Two important skills that early readers must develop are the ability to blend and segment words. Say its sound. Or, if she gets stuck or mis-reads the word, teach her to Blend As You Read. Learn my must-follow tips for teaching the alphabet in this free 5-day email series! Finally, play the Erase Game--teacher and student erase each sound as they say each sound. In sum, especially for Read It, match the level phonemic difficulty in the words you choose for instruction to the child’s current ability level. And that's only the rimes for the /ee/ sound! Recently I met with a 1st grade girl for our 3rd tutoring session. Teachers can use a picture or small replica of a playground slide and have the sounds "slide" together to form a word. If you had any success, you came close to pronouncing it like this: Most good readers would have slowly decoded each sound or syllable, one at a time, and blended them together as they went…, /e...elue….eluetheroa...eluetheromayneeuh!/. Teacher, remember to cover up the second chunk (or other chunks) until your student has read the first chunk. Finally, remember that phoneme blending is a developmental accomplishment. I think that, as a result of blending frustrations with this Sound, Sound, Sound = Word approach, many teachers and teacher coaches have avoided teaching blending sounds and opted for other strategies, such as the "look at the picture" or “take a guess” approach. Get strategies and tools to teach a particular topic with a free 5-day email series! It shouldn’t be taught on a card by itself. But having them sound out the first two sounds, and blend just those two sounds together first really helps. . I've worked with some pretty tough blending cases and the initial first stage of blending has almost always been accomplished within 2 weeks with these tips. Start with basic commands (e.g. Rather, the good reader builds or Blends the Sounds Together As She Reads.]. Then ask your student to blend the second chunk of sounds (i.e., “wind”). Back to the Blend As You Read technique:  cumulatively add one sound after another...instead of waiting till all the sounds in the word have been segmented or spoken. Few elementary-age kids need that much time to learn how to blend 3-sound words. Learn the most important writing skills to teach to 2nd & 3rd graders in this free 5-day series! Our intrepid readers can learn—early on, with smart instruction—how to integrate 2 complex cognitive tasks simultaneously. Learn how to develop this important pre-reading skill with a free 5-day email series! (For example, see reviews from leading reading researchers across multiple continents, such as Beginning to Read by Dr. Marilyn Adams (1990), Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children (1998), “Teaching Decoding” by Dr. Louisa Moats (1998), the U.S. National Reading Panel report mentioned above (2000), the Australian National Inquiry into the Teaching of Reading (2005), the U.K. Rose Report (2006),  Language at the Speed of Sight by Dr. Mark Seidenberg (2017), and this most recent review by leading researchers from 2018--to name just a few!). Isolated blending – say the first sound the loudest and then get softer as you get to the end of the word. Like Michelle P. who wrote on our member discussion board…. In the context of a sentence, many children can deduce a word after simply putting the first two sound together to hear a word. 🙂 The "Reading Genie" offers teachers a simple way to teach students about blends. We’ve covered a huge amount of territory with the concept of teaching blending sounds to read words. Here are two easy ways to scaffold your young learner towards independence in how to blend sounds in words: First, write 2, 3, or 4 similar words on a board or paper. If your child is struggling to blend phonemes into words, we recommend you try this short game with your child: Ask your child to … They already perceive each individual sound in these onsets and rimes. When a word begins with a Continuant Consonant, it’s easier for a child to blend, segment, and manipulate. In this type of classroom, students learn to recognize "onsets" such as "br" so they can more easily read by analogy words such as "brown," "broke," and "bright.". And then the vowel is held after a consonant and the child blends the two together. Did you purchase yours? Reading aloud. 🙂. I share about an approach to re-reading that we recommend here. Since I’m busy...and fundamentally lazy ....I don’t want to adopt a strategy that won’t work with EVERYONE. Teaching letter sounds is an important step in preparing your child to read. Thanks Ana, these are wonderful. In other words, align visual and auditory cues, especially. one stick is used for the ‘before the consonant’ exercise and the other is used for the ‘after the consonant’.) For instance, say the word is "sit" as in the image above. I’m excited to try it with my daughter. Thank you for the wonderful beautiful resources .They are most helpful.? These types of word choices are especially important for the youngest readers, age 3-5, who may be less developmentally ready to blend sounds to hear words. ‘h’ and the next sound ‘a’…now let’s put this 2 sounds together….haaaaaaaa…and what’s this last sound, let’s add ‘t’, so it’s haaaaaa-t, hat.”. How to coach students to develop the Blend As You Read decoding strategy. Even though...just 2 lessons gave her the tools that she needed to turn all of that broken system around. You can find the How Many Sounds? In order of phonemic difficulty, here are various word types, from easiest to most challenging: CVC  = Consonant-Vowel-Consonant words = cat, map, sit, CVCC = Consonant-Vowel-Consonant-Consonant words = fast, lamp, send, CCVC = Consonant-Consonant-Vowel-Consonant words = stop, frog, plan, CCVCC = Consonant- Consonant-Vowel-Consonant words = crest, brand, stump, CCCVC = Consonant-Consonant- Consonant-Vowel-Consonant words = strap, splitCCCVCC = Consonant-Consonant- Consonant-Vowel-Consonant Consonant words = strand, splint, MS = Multisyllable Words = apple, fluffy, silver (with 2-syllable words being easier than 3, and 3-syllable words being easier than 4). Thank you. Try this a few times or a few days and I bet your student will get the hang of this Blend As You Read thing. 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