Fun With Blends

  • First Grade
  • Reading
  • 55 minutes
  • Standards: RF.1.2.B
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August 29, 2015
by D'Vonne White

Give your students the extra motivation they need to master consonant blends. Hook them in with this exciting lesson on the L blend. Expose them to beginning blends such as FL, SL, CL, GL, and BL.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and use consonant blends with the letter L to make words.

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Introduction (10 minutes)

  • Ask students to identify what letter comes after K in the alphabet.
  • Ask students to make the L sound.
  • Tell students that today they will be learning L blends.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Affix the images to the board.
  • Under each picture, write the L blend (such as FL, CL, or GL) in one color and the remainder of the word in black.
  • Tell the students that the FL blend is at the beginning of the word flower, and point to the blend.
  • Repeat this with the other words.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Give each student 5 precut Fun With Blends templates printed on white paper. Before the lesson, write each L blend on the templates with the word endings.
  • Have the students color all the blends with one color.
  • Ask your students to color the endings in another color.
  • When your students have finished coloring, encourage them to match the L blends with the correct endings to make the same 5 words presented during the introduction.
  • Walk around the classroom as the students match the words, and have them say the words to you.

Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

  • Give each student a Fun With Blends worksheet.
  • Read the instructions to the students.
  • Give your students time to complete the worksheet.



  • Enrichment: Give the students the option of writing more words with the L blend, such as glass, flour, clean, slide, and blue. Have your students categorize the words according to their L blends.
  • Support: Give the students just one L blend at a time. For example, only present BL as in block, blanket, and blue.

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Assessment (5 minutes)

  • Collect the worksheet for grading.

Review and Closing (10 minutes)

  • Ask the students what sound L makes.
  • Have your students identify the L blends.
  • As the students exit the classroom, ask your students to tell you one L blend word they learned today.

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