Blend! includes four blending activities adapted from the Early Literacy series Games for Beginner Readers and the Consonant Digraphs: Game and Activities pack.
All four activities involve blending individual phonograms in closed syllables (3 sounds):
In First Like a Sloth…Then Like a Cheetah, students blend the ten phonograms a, b, f, h, i, j, k, m, p, and t.
In All Aboard, students are introduced to ten more phonograms: c, d, e, g, l, n, o, r, s, and u.
In First Like a Tortoise…Then Like a Hare, the students add the consonant digraphs, ch, sh, and th to the blending activity.
Finally, in On Your Mark…, students practice blending more phonograms: qu, v, w, x, y, and z.
The colorful game boards help make practicing phonics more fun!
These activities may be useful to tutors using the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction.