Consonant blends are a combination of two or more consonants with no vowels between them. The sound of all the consonants may be heard in each consonant blend. I will be sharing 3 reading passages with you for consonant blends l r and s.
These short reading passages with short vowel-consonant blends words focus on helping emergent readers to develop confidence and fluency, and also check comprehension. Children can use simple sight word knowledge and blending skills to enjoy these passages.
These passages are well suited to shared reading, guided reading, and independent work, depending on the skill level of individual readers and the intent of the lesson.
The first phonics passage ‘Glen and Flan’ focuses on ‘l-blend words.’ Read the passage 3 times and highlight the l-blend words like Glen, Flan, plump, black, clap, plops, sled, slips, flip, flop, glum, etc. Color a star each time you read the passage.
Then based on the text, children will complete the exercise. This little exercise will encourage our little readers to think about what they have read. As parents and teachers, it helps us know if the child has understood the passage.
The next reading passage ‘Gram the frog’ focuses on ‘consonant r blend words.’ Read the passage 3 times and highlight the r-blend words like Gram, frog, green, grill, brick, trots, crab, grabs, drinks, etc. Color a star each time you read the passage.
For more reading practice, I would recommend, ‘Bret and Grandma’s trip’ This book focuses on consonant blends and most words can be spelled out phonetically. The writing is imaginative and the artwork is delightful.
‘I love reading phonics’ is a series of really good books that focus on phonics sounds. Do try them.
The last reading passage ‘Scot my spider’ focuses on ‘consonant s blend words.’ Read the passage 3 times and highlight the s-blend words like Scot, spider, strong, swift, spot, spin, swing, sniff, snack, spit, sting, etc. Color a star each time you read the passage.
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