Consonant Blends

Phonemic awareness, Blending and Segmenting, Decoding and Encoding, Early reading, Phonics games, Handwriting practice, ELA K-2, ELA 1st Grade




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Adjacent consonants are two consonants that are side by side in a word. This can make them harder to sound out and spell. Sometimes these letters are called a consonant blend - you say each consonant quickly, so their sounds blend together.

Download our Race track blends activities below.

These activities introduce consonant blends and word endings. Cut out the race track pieces. Each piece has a consonant blend and a word ending. The consonant blend is blue. The word ending is green. Piece together the puzzle to build a race track and reveal the hidden words. These activities have also been designed for handwriting practice.

Common Core alignment:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2.B Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.


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Consonant blends, like pl or sp, can start words.
For example, play or sport.


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Phonics is the method that helps children build systematic connections between letters and sounds. Phonics has a better impact on children’s reading ability than any other type of reading program. It has also been shown to improve spelling, particularly among kindergarteners and first graders.

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