S Blends Cluster Reduction Worksheets

Resource Type
PDF (28 MB|33 pages)
TpT Digital Activity
Digital Download
Digital Download
Share this resource
Compatible with TpT Digital Activities
This PDF can be converted to an interactive version that students can complete from any device on TpT’s new tool. Learn more.

Also included in

  1. This bundle of sequencing supports for L-Blends, R-Blends and S-Blends is the perfect companion for Cluster Reduction therapy as it breaks-it-down into 222 individual sequencing strips! Your students will be able to not only HEAR, but SEE how to use their clusters when other approaches are not getti
    Save $2.80


Are you working with a child who deletes either the first or second part of their cluster? Have you been stuck on minimal pairs therapy, but your student is still having difficulties saying their 's' clusters?

This "Just Add S" series can help your students say their S-Blends correctly by providing visual and tactile cues. Using the visual association of a snake to cue for 's', your students have a visual breakdownof what they have to say to be successful. Encourage them to use their fingers, and tap along with clever visuals.

Download the Just Add Cluster Reduction Freebie for 'bl', 'dr' and 'sw' blends and try it for yourself!

This packet contains 72 sequencing strips and if you upload to your iPad you've got some awesome NO PREP cluster reduction materials at your fingertips! At the core, these sequencing strips are minimal pairs, so you can always change and adapt your therapy to a minimal pairs approach once your students can successfully sequence.

Use this strategy for all R-L-S Blends and save $ with my Cluster Reduction Sequencing Strips Bundle.

Using pictures to represent the first sound (a snake for 's') and then combining with the rest of the S-Blend ('wing'), students can break down and sequence their words much easier. These are also great to print and fold over so that your students can 'flip' open and uncover the S-Blend once they have sequenced it an made the new word.

I've updated to include some new blank strips to make your own S-Strips and some simple snake visuals to carryover to other therapy activities.

Read my blog post if you'd like to read up a little more about how I use these.



✅ -- Contains 72 individual sequencing strips

✅ -- Comes in COLOR and BLACK & WHITE

✅ -- 12 x 'SK' strips (2 pages)

✅ -- 12 x 'SL' strips (2 pages)

✅ -- 6 x 'SM' strips (1 page)

✅ -- 6 x 'SN' strips (1 page)

✅ -- 12 x 'SP' strips (2 pages)

✅ -- 12 x 'ST' strips (2 pages)

✅ -- 12 x 'SW' strips (2 pages)

✅ -- Blank S strips to make your own minimal pairs

✅ -- Just Add 'S' visuals to carryover to other therapy activities


What people are saying about using this resource

"Love the creativity and the variety of words that can't be found in traditional arctic or phonology card decks"

"One of the few things I have found that works very well for kids who leave off the second consonant in the blend rather than the /s/"

"This helps my students break down the words in a different way and be more successful"

Other S Blend related phonology resources

✅ -- Teach Phonology Cluster Reduction Story

✅ -- S-Blend Cluster Reduction Bingo Boards + Minimal Pairs

Do you need FREE "100 Trials for Speech" no-prep worksheets? Sign up for my newsletter to get access to my Freebie Library of goodies that's aimed at your speech sound caseload.

Not sure if this resource is for you or have any further questions before you download? Happy for you to reach out to me at

Rebecca - Adventures in Speech Pathology

Discover more therapy ideas:


Total Pages
33 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up