How do you teach blends? I like to use several different resources so that children not only learn the pattern of blends, but also how to use them in reading. The books that I use are the simple vocabulary books. They usually have eight pages, and each page just has the blend word and a sight word or two. They are designed to be printed double sided, cut down the middle, across the middle and stapled to create a book. They can also be read on any device. I like printing the books because children love carrying a stack of books they can read from place to place. If they tear or get lost, just print another.
I like using the stories that come with this unit because they build on the words that are in the books and add sight words to create a fun story. These stories help children put meaning to the words they are learning.
The games help the children to learn the words in a list form. These help the children who are process thinkers to see the pattern in the blend so that they can remember the words easier. I also like the worksheets because they are one more way to reinforce the concept I’m trying to teach. Remember no matter what you are teaching, to make it fun because when they’re laughing, they’re learning, so always Teach With Giggles! Written by Raeann Hansen 2019