I've been using the spaghetti and meatballs visual for a few years to teach my younger (pre-k-1) students to mark both sound in the s blends. I really like to have children trace the noodle for the long "ssss" sound and then briefly touch the meatball for the accompanying sound in the blend. So, I decided to do a packet on teaching s blends using this theme. It is intended for use by a Speech Pathologist or parent under the direction of an SLP. Special education and general education teachers may find some of these activities useful for children in the "Response to intervention" phases who are struggling with learning s blends.
You will receive 31 pages and the activities are summarized below:
Four one-page color auditory bombardment stories for the St,Sp,Sm,Sn, Sk, Sw blends.
Four pages (10 pictures per page) of color St,Sp,Sm,Sn blend pictures on plates for use in practice and games,
Two pages of a color "find the missing meatball" game that can be used with any target sounds, (open-ended),
One page (black and white) of a calendar of simple activities to do wtih young children to make speech practice fun!
Six pages of St,Sp,Sm,Sn, Sk, Sw homework pages (black and white) to work on in therapy or send home for extra practice.
This packet gives you all you need to work on the cluster reduction pattern with prevocalic /s/ blends, from auditory bombardment and teaching tools to therapy activities and even homework!
Check out my blog post called: Teaching Prevocalic S Blends
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L Blends Blitz!
Food Glorious Food!
Princesses and Alligators Dot Speech
If you purchase this activity, please leave feedback at my store and you will earn TPT credits that can be used at any store on the TPT website!
(c) 2014: Donna Miazga Significant Revision 8/15