S-Blends with a twist! Crisp images and engaging hand-on fun.! Students use these adorable snakes to assist them in the production of initial sound /s/ blends. Sssssssss+Lime = Slime, Sssssss+Pin= Spin, etc. Check out the video preview on Full Screen to see this strategy in action.
I've been successfully using this strategy for years with my students and am so happy that I finally put this idea into a product for you to use with your students.
7 pages of fun blending tasks with 5 target words per page, 63 picture cards with initial blends of /St/, /Sk/, /Sw/, /Sn/, /Sm/, /Sl/, and /Sp/, Snake cueing cards, and Coloring the Snake's Scales page.
Page 2 Contents and Directions
Page 3-9 Snake Blending Words
Page 10-16 S-Blend Cards
Page 17 Card/Deck Covers
Page 18 S Blend Sound Helper Cards color
Page 19 S Blend Sound Helper Cards b/w
Page 20 Color the Snake Drill
Page 21 Credits and RecommendationsDirections
Pages 3-9 Print and laminate pages.
Students drag out their /s/ sound while sliding their finger along the snake.
Students say the name on the picture circle when they reach the snake’s head.
See if the student can figure out what word they are making. You may provide choices by setting out a couple of cards to choose from.
Pages 10-16 Print, cut, and laminate cards.
If you decide to use a cover card for each picture, be sure to cut
and adhere covers to cards before laminating.
Page 17 Card or Deck Covers. Instructions on page.
Pages 18-19 Students keep these cards in their speech folders for use each session or for carry-over at home or in the classroom. Have the student say the s-sound as they slide their finger along the snake. These may be laminated for longevity.
Page 20 Extension Activity. Student colors a scale on the snake
for each production. There are 10 scales for easy progress monitoring.
You may also want to check out these similar articulation products.
Snappin' Blocks /S/ Sounds
Candy Crunch /S/ Sound
Multi Syllabic Basketball
I can’t wait to hear your feedback!