This interactive SMARTboard lesson is loaded with beginning blend practice. Lesson is differentiated and gradually gets more challenging. Students will string beads on a rope to spell words. Word parts are given on all slides and students need to decide which beginning blends can be added to the word part to make new words. The first few slides have sentences that students will complete by adding a blend to the word part. It gradually becomes more challenging by not only removing the sentences, but multiple words can be made by adding different blends. All slides are self checking and all slide are linked for very easy use. Great for teacher led mini lessons or independent practice. Blend practice includes: fr, gr, sl, sn, st, tw, cl, dr, br, bl, sm. Created with Smart Notebook 11. Great for grades 1-4 depending on the level of the class and the purpose of the lesson. Can be used for introductory lessons, on level practice, or remediation.