WHAT IS Blending ?
Phonics, Phonemic Awareness, Decoding and Encoding, Blending and Segmenting, Fluency
What is blending?
Blending refers to the process of joining sounds together to make a word or syllable. As children become more familiar with the alphabet and with the 44 sounds or phonemes, they will first learn how to sound a word out (or to segment it) and then how to blend those sounds together to make a word.
Initially, children learn to blend with two- or three-letter CVC words. As they progress, children will learn to blend consonant clusters like /fr/, /cl/, /st/ and words that contain vowel and consonant digraphs.
Blend "nap," /n/-/a/-/p/To blend a CVC word like "nap," sound out each phoneme in the word: /n/-/a/-/p/. Then, push the phonemes together to say the word smoothly: "nap".
MORE Blending exampleS:
Blend "kit," /k/-/i/-/t/
To blend a CVC word like "kit," sound out each phoneme in the word: /k/-/i/-/t/. And then push the phonemes together to say the word smoothly: "kit".
Blend "clock," /c/-/l/-/o/-/k/
To blend a CCVC word with a consonant digraph like "clock," first sound out each phoneme in the word: /c/-/l/-/o/-/k/. Then push the phonemes together to say they word smoothly: "clock".
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The Bitmoji Classroom is here to stay. Classroom materials need to be more visual and exciting. Post these examples on your Bitmoji Classroom Bulletin Board or Whiteboard.
They're perfect for sharing to Google Classroom. Or save them to Google Drive and build a handy phonics folder.
Use an app like Seesaw’s record function to read examples aloud. Use Seesaw’s QR code function with our downloadable phonics sound chart (coming soon!), perfect practice for parents and students who need correct pronunciation.
Read our report on the Science of Reading (coming soon!). Research-based reading instruction must incorporate the 5 pillars of reading: phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. This report provides an easy to understand overview on phonics and phonemic awareness, why it’s important and how it’s used in the classroom.
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