How do you teach blends? I use books with lots of blend words in them that match the blend I am wanting to teach. The beginning readers usually have only one word per page and a picture to help the child understand what the word is. These books are meant to help children learn vocabulary. I like these books because they are easily downloaded and printed double sided, cut down the middle, across the middle and a staple to create a book for a child to carry and love. These help the child to learn the vocabulary, and helps it to build on the patterns.
I like to have children read these words in a story that builds on sight words too. The book and story work together to help the child not only learn the vocabulary, but also to understand the meaning of the words they are learning. The stories are cute and fun for the children to read. It can feel really good to read sentences and feel improvement.
I like to have children use worksheets to see the words in a different situation too. Handwriting is important for children to be able to learn through a more physical way as they write letters. I think it is an important part of learning for children. As you work with children, remember to make it fun because when they’re laughing, they’re learning, so always Teach With Giggles! Written by Raeann Hansen 2019