Oral blending activity. 🙂. The child should jump into a different hoop for each word, sta… They know that “ct” is /c/ and /t/ combined. If your child is struggling to blend phonemes into words, we recommend you try this short game with your child: Ask your child to … A multiple choice paradigm is a simple support that might give her a revelation or “aha!” about what you're asking her to do. Display the cover and tell the class the title of the book The Very Grouchy Ladybug. I learned about it from the wonderful book, Making Sense of Phonics (check it out if you’d like to learn more about teaching phonics!). Don’t. Hide the 3rd or 4th sounds in the word with a small card or your finger while the first 2 sounds are blended by your student. I tried it last year with a student who was struggling and it really helped her. I’m so glad you’re here! Here, students are listening to word parts and blending them together. Finally, begin coaching your student to try Read It at the Multisyllable Level. Every day you should try to see if your student is ready for independence on this strategy of Blending As You Read. Only use this support as long as necessary. Get them to … Blending is a crucial step in becoming a fluent reader. I don’t know how to thank you because 2nd-timer is now a reader. Since I’m busy...and fundamentally lazy ....I don’t want to adopt a strategy that won’t work with EVERYONE. If you decide to join The Measured Mom Plus, let me know, and I’ll help you find them! Can’t wait to try it THIS way! The Read It Word Work activity for building blending and decoding skill. This is great to hear! Students can sort words of a given sound, such as /oa/, but with multisyllable words, such as. /t/ Have your learner repeat it. They already perceive each individual sound in these onsets and rimes. Here’s a video that shows exactly how it works. Thumbs up! We hear how quickly the Blend As You Read decoding strategy transfers to real reading all the time inside our Reading Simplified Academy--our paid membership for teachers and parents to learn how to teach anyone how to read. Here are 3 sure-fire solutions for every blending dilemma I've ever seen.... First, model how to blend and have your student copy you. Pin On Blends And Chunks . They are doing cognitive processing “under cover” that we may not explicitly observe. “s-aaa-g. sag.” I’ll ask her to do it and most often she will say, “s-aaa-g. gag.” or if the word is “gas” it becomes “sas.” Anyway, thanks for your resources and help in advance! This past Friday I added Read It to my word work during Guided Reading with all of my First Graders…The exciting thing is later that day I was showing one of my little girls that struggles in reading how to find books for independent reading. This also helps with learning word families and rhyming. I could make them, but thought I would ask! e, ea, ee, each, ead, eal, eam, ean, eap, ear, east, eat, eave, ee, eech, eed, eek, eel, eem, een, eep, eer, eet, eeze, ie, ield, ief, ies, and y. It was great to see it in action and your daughter sounds so cute. I focused on short a with this group. Are you pointing carefully to each sound as you speak teach precise sound? Thanks a lot. ❤️. Elongate and stretch out the sounds and have her copy you. Teaching Letters and Sounds in Isolation Before you begin teaching your child beginning blending, you will want to make sure that they know all of their letters and sounds … I’m excited to try it with my daughter. Such as the letter c makes the sound /kk/ as in cat. Additionally, the panel of reading research experts who wrote the U.S. National Reading Panel report concluded this about guided repeated oral reading, specifically…. Who would have thought there could be so much complexity with such a seemingly simple cognitive process? Hugs from Honduras. It really seems to help things CLICK! 🙂. And Segmentation refers to Decoding the written word or Separating the sounds in a given word, using Phonemes. The onset-rime approach sets up those with poor phonemic awareness for failure...if not in Kindergarten or 1st grade, certainly by 3rd or 4th grade when they have to decode more and more sophisticated multisyllable words such as. How many times do you see that a child can sound each letter out but can’t put them together? Hmmm…Both are concrete concepts. Weisberg writes in one study’s conclusion. YET, blending sounds to read words is the MOST important strategy for learning how to recognize words. 8. Required fields are marked *. For my daughter, the favorite part of this activity was determining whether the words were real or silly. This method of ‘blending AS you read’ is such a game changer!! The context and the first 2 sounds combined to help you know that the word was likely “river.”. We do something a little bit different. 🙂. Blending Game. I glued 2 of each vowel to the pop stick, one on the left end, and one on the right end, so the vowel was always the right way up (i.e. For instance, in the example above the child learning to read who is blending well would preferably say: The bad news is that a sizable minority of students--both beginning and struggling readers--do not rapidly pick up this blending skill. I can see it's making a lot more sense to her and it's coming along more and more easily. ...which depends on advanced phonemic awareness, or advanced phonemic proficiency as Dr. David Kilpatrick notes. Here are our 2 favorite usages of the Blend As You Read approach: First, teach Blend As You Read during the simple activity Read It. Much less information to memorize.Much less time spent making activities.Much less classroom time lost. It is realy help me to teach my student how they can read . I chopped the list into 4 and put a metal ring through a hole in the corner. This activity is an all-time favorite with the boys. I also can modify it into my language, Hi ! In other words, align visual and auditory cues, especially. One muppet is teaching the other muppet how read a word like "man." Get your free successive blending mat/cards! Get strategies and tools to teach a particular topic with a free 5-day email series! Your email address will not be published. Finally, if you’re establishing that groundwork solidly, then a bigger emphasis on fluency-building may be warranted. The Measured Mom Plus is the perfect online membership for Pre-K to third grade educators. Even better yet, you’re welcome to participate in our on-demand, online workshop 3 Activities a Day to Keep Reading Difficulties Away. It can be hard for kids to keep all those sounds in their short term memory long enough to put them together to make the right word. I noticed that there are several of some letters (like “b”), but only a couple of another letter. We have three separate groups for Pre-K through grade 3. If a beginning or struggling reader you are working with doesn’t intuitively know what is meant by “Put the sounds together,” or “Blend the sounds,” or the ubiquitous, “Sound it out,” then try the Blend As You Read approach…. The biggest learning disability, in my opinion, is processing. These steps may seem so simple as to be irrelevant, but you can actually save your student a lot of inefficient reading attempts if you teach him to use this strategy independently. Beyond that, I do find Advanced Phonics knowledge, including long vowels, is important for rapidly recognizing a lot of high frequency words that are essential for fluent reading. More recently, in a prestigious journal, Scientific Studies of Reading, Gonzalez-Frey and Ehri (2020) demonstrated that "connected phonation" (aka Blend As You Read or continuous blending) yielded better outcomes than segmented decoding (i.e., "/s/ /t/ /o/ /p/"...."stop"). Here’s a quick example of Read It in action with a new group of 1st graders... Write a short word on a board or paper, most likely a CVC short vowel word, such as “map” for beginners. In this type of classroom, students learn to recognize "onsets" such as "br" so they can more easily read by analogy words such as "brown," "broke," and "bright.". Have your learner repeat it after you. How to Teach Blending CVC Words. Can he read or blend the sounds in a CVC word, such as “nap,” without your help? Pua, yes, I know that pain! Even after one or two days, and certainly after 1 or 2 weeks, fold in words with both Continuant and Stop consonants. For example, ba…bi…bo…bu… with all the common consonants. I just wanted to know how would I set this up? Blending sounds. A young student tries to read an unknown word such as "cat" and says... THAT is the exact reason for this article about how to teach blending sounds to read words. If no, then stop right here and offer CVC words (i.e. I think the putting together of the first 2 sounds will be a good strategy for some of my kiddos who struggle to keep the sounds. She has NEVER been able to blend. If you have learners struggling to blend sounds, or you’re simply introducing this skill, I strongly recommend successive blending! Perhaps you think I’m only concerned about blending problems for the littles. ‘em’ has “ e-“ and “ mmm ”. I know the teacher meant well. Finally, play the Erase Game--teacher and student erase each sound as they say each sound. And for the fun of it!Finally, for some of the most resistant students to blending each sound as they go, I've sometimes been more dramatic with the card-covering, as in this envelope-like version.... Third, if the above doesn't work, then present a multiple choice option to the student along with the blending sounds task. Given all the pitfalls with decoding and blending that I’ve encountered over the years, I’ve designed this Ultimate Guide to Teach Blending Sounds in Words for you here. Those students with poor phonemic awareness abilities are MOST likely to suffer with this approach. Back to the Blend As You Read technique:  cumulatively add one sound after another...instead of waiting till all the sounds in the word have been segmented or spoken. Children do tend to start blending with the loudest sound they heard. While I’ve given a lot of attention to negotiating how to teach blending sounds to read words for those at the beginning of the developmental continuum, blending challenges typically persist for those who aren’t above grade level in reading of ANY age. Rather than saying each sound separately until the end of the word is reached, blend sounds cumulatively, continuously, or “successively” to read the word, as Isabel Beck puts it in Making Sense of Phonics: The Hows and Whys. CCCVC = Consonant-Consonant- Consonant-Vowel-Consonant words = strap, split, How to Teach Blending Sounds to Read Words. Watch his eyes. Be sure to read through the post again to understand what I mean. Have your learner repeat it. I asked her mom, "How has the new decoding approach been going?". Welcome to The Measured Mom. This process for teaching reading is so simple and easy! And then the vowel is held after a consonant and the child blends the two together. I have put hole punches in the top of each letter card so I can make a “flip” board. After having worked with hundreds of students that I have personally tutored, as well as thousands of teachers of reading, I realize that teaching blending is a vital pedagogical skill for quickly advancing any beginning or struggling reader. Averil, I’m so glad that was helpful, Averil! But teaching a child to look at print and blend the sounds together to discover the word that makes sense in the context of the text, isn't as hard as the mainstream believes! Blending involves pulling together individual sounds or syllables within words; segmenting involves breaking words down into individual sounds or syllables. For example ‘h’ is difficult to have a vowel p0laved in from of it, but it’s easy to say ‘ha, he, hi, ho, or hu’ so that letter had sticker in front of it. Sign up below to get access to a wonderful variety of math and literacy resources. Other reading experts and programs have advised this type of successive blending of sounds over the years, such as DISTAR, Open Court, Wiley Blevins, and even oldies like this one. For example, “c+l = cl”. Just head here to register for a time to join in the 3 Activities workshop. Teach blending. Blending is smoothly transitioning from the pronunciation of one sound into the next sound. /h/ /at/ You can also use letter tiles. So if the word is ‘hat’ this would be my dialogue: “Let’s sound it out. Easily? But the other way you’re mentioning is also a great way to teach beginning readers; it’s teaching with word families. You've probably already noticed in the image below an alternative equation... ...Rather than teaching over 400 onsets and rimes, we could teach just the individual letter-sounds AND the skill of blending. Here’s a link to the membership site so that you can check it out, https://membership.themeasuredmom.com/dashboard/. Teaching beginning readers to decode words by saying the sounds without pausing between each one is a far more effective procedure than by pausing between the sounds. Timely, specific, supportive feedback has a strong research backing (e.g. For example, instead of saying and writing the word “happy” like this: ...she will say it in chunks, like this /ha—p/   /ee/. Try this a few times or a few days and I bet your student will get the hang of this Blend As You Read thing. I had looked online to see if we could purchase a blending board, but I just saw DIY blending boards. [Even an 800 Verbal SAT student would not likely say each sound in isolation... /p/ /o/ /l/ /ee//f/ /ie/ /l/ /oa/ /p/ /r/ /oa/ /j/ /e/ /n//i//t//i//v/, and remember the beginning sounds to attempt a word. I wish I had known about it years ago!! we say the beginning sounds or chunks of sounds and then successively continue adding sounds. As you can see the skill is basically the same thing – it is just done in a different context. We usually teach the Vowel + e pattern at the Advanced Phonics level (i.e., long vowels and other complicated vowel digraphs, etc.). [I’m not saying we’re teaching guessing or relying on context to recognize words. Do you teach them to combine the first two sounds in the word or the last two like for cat would it be /ca/ and then/ t /or /c /and then /at/. (Emily Hanford's ground-breaking audio documentary "At a Loss for Words" is a must-listen about this weakness in mainstream instructional approaches.). Our written language is a code for individual sounds (phonemes)--it’s not a code for clusters of sounds, such as “tr.”. But at no additional cost to you.]. We teach that through our Sort It activity. Flip over the second sound. At that point, the child may be able to add the final sound and correctly identify the word. In sum for this section about teaching blending sounds to read words via the Blend As You Read method…. Despite successes such as Anne’s, I bet some of you are suspecting that Blend As You Read may not apply to YOUR students. Teaching letter sounds is an important step in preparing your child to read. Thanks much for the blending cards! I love this and was wondering if you have an add on to these cards with beginning and ending Blends/Digraphs. Have your learner repeat it. This is wonderful. ‘dog’. Challenge these students with taxing CCVCC or CCCVCC words for Read It, such as “spend” or “splint.” If they don’t make any mistakes or move slowly with this level, then try a few nonsense CCCVCC words, such as “splust” or “scrind” in order to challenge them. Letter names interfere with the sound-based decoding approach that a beginner needs to learn as she establishes her word identification foundation. . Both would be well known to most young learners. Using the poem, 'Ferry … Switch It picks up some of Read It’s slack by producing fast processing in these sub-skills: Indeed, Switch It and Read It go together like PB & J. Subscribing to our email newsletter is completely free. Because they are random letter strings….not ordered that way in written language. The information here describes the importance of teaching blending skills to young children. You must choose the words that you are going to teach carefully. In the pyramid of blending words, where do CVC-e words fit in? Where are the points in the words where you can stretch for the longest? I can’t wait to try this with one of my struggling blenders. First … /ha/ /t/. Than make the pile? Remind students that consonants are the letters of the alphabet that are not vowels. By the way, if you’re looking for strategies for giving feedback when students make word-reading errors, during activities like Read It, or during guided reading, you may benefit from this article about giving feedback for common reading errors. Before we jump right to the CVC words, we need to be sure that our young learners have already know most of her letter’s sounds. However, some still Just. Using this sound a word like wig would be read wuhig. Indeed, I bet you, as a mature reader, are still using this tactic to this very day. “sat,” “map,” “mop,” “hid,” “hug”) during Read It and guided reading, so he can learn how to Blend As You Read with the optimal phonemic challenge. Wow! It’s a great activity for assuring that students have strong sound-based decoding skills, which are necessary for getting words to “stick,” or to orthographically map. (remember the "I'm lazy" comment? The kids really enjoyed moving the stick up and down the list themselves! So, “cake” may not cause a youngster much trouble. She cried. My thinking is to take time to work on the fluency at this point with students having the basics down. But having them sound out the first two sounds, and blend just those two sounds together first really helps. Thank you. Try changing out the onset to make additional words with the rime. Thank you for this great resource! Rather, she blended the first 2 sounds in the word, elongated the short vowel sound, and then deduced the word.Watch how this Kinder with speech and reading difficulties implements the Blend As You Read strategy with the word, "slap." Thank you for sharing your experience, Liz! Those studies provide a persuasive case that repeated reading and other procedures that have students reading passages orally multiple times while receiving guidance or feedback from peers, parents, or teachers are effective in improving a variety of reading skills. 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