Just Add Cluster Reduction FREEBIE

Grade Levels
PreK - 2nd
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10 pages


This "Just Add" concept is a visual and tactile support for children who present with the phonological process of cluster reduction. It is minimal pairs at its core, but there is a sound component where you add the first sound e.g. a 'b', 'd' or 's' in this version to another word, to help blend clusters together for example 's-wing' = 'swing'.

It can be a useful starting point to get your students to visualize - then verbalize the use of clusters if typical minimal pairs therapy is really hard for them.

In this free sample I've included 'bl' for L-Blends, 'dr' for R-Blends and 'sw' for S-Blends. The FULL version has all the possible 'L', 'R' and 'S' Blends.



✅ -- 12x 'bl' strips

✅ -- 12x 'dr' strips

✅ -- 12x 'sw' strips

✅ -- BOTH color and black & white versions


If you'd like to look at each individual 'S', 'L' and 'R' resource, then the Just Add Bundle has all the links. I'd love some feedback on these, share your stories :)

If you are looking for some other resources to support the phonological process of Cluster Reduction - then you might like my Teach Phonology Cluster Reduction Story.

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Rebecca Reinking is an SLP who works privately with children who have speech sound disorders. She has a particular interest in phonological interventions and strives to connect and collaborate with speech scientists to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice.

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