Friday, June 24, 2011

The 'Sm' blend.

Consonant clusters or blends are two or three consonants that appear together in a word with each consonant retaining its sound when blended.

Write the blend 'sm' set of words on individual cards. Underline the blend in every word. Explain your child that the set of two letters that needed to be spelt together or blended and help him in reading the first few words. Once he is comfortable reading individual words and recognizes the reading pattern, encourage him to read the story under your supervision.

The 'Sm' family of words:

Smack, Small, Smart, Smash.

Smear, Smell.


Smoke, Smooth.

Smuggle, Smudge.

Story for the 'Sm' blend:

Sam, the small boy.

Sam was a small boy, who smudged toys.
Sam was very smart and loved to smear art.
Sam loved the smell of smoke, and smiled when the alarm broke.
Sam wore smelly socks, and smashed big rocks.
But when Sam got a smack on his face, he smashed a big vase!

What a small smiling boy was Sam!

Take care.

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