I've been using the spaghetti and meatballs visual for a few years to teach my younger students to mark both sound in the s blends and reduce the cluster reduction pattern. 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 64 pages and the activities are summarized below:
Six two-page color auditory bombardment stories for the St,Sp,Sm,Sn,Sk,Sw blends.
10 color picture cards for each St,Sp,Sm,Sn, Sk, Sw blend for use in dice and card games
Color "find the missing meatball" game that can be used with any target sounds,
18 total pages of St,Sp,Sm,Sn, Sk, Sw NO PREP pages (black and white) to work on in therapy or send home for extra practice.
2 pages progress monitoring forms.
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!
A similar packet is available for the postvocalic s blends:
Spaghetti & Meatballs: Postvocalic S Blends
Check out my blog post called: Teaching Prevocalic S Blends
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L Blends Blitz!
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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 Product Updated 9/17