If you are beginning to blend with your students, this resource will help your students build a strong foundation. First, start with the Elkonin Boxes to develop phonemic segmentation, which helps students hear all the sounds in a word. This is like blending, but without needing to know the letter sounds. Next, move on to simultaneously using Say the Sounds and CVC Blending Word Strips based on the needs of your students. Meanwhile, play the Blend & Cover games in a small group center to demonstrate blending sounds independently.