Lesson Plan

Blending Sounds

This is a great introductory lesson to teach about beginning blends. Kindergarten students will love learning all about how to blend consonants together while reading a hilarious story!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and spell words with beginning consonant blends.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(5 minutes)
Blend at the Beginning
  • Introduce the lesson by gathering the class together for a read aloud.
  • Display the cover and tell the class the title of the book The Very Grouchy Ladybug.
  • Write the word "grouchy" on the board and underline the letters gr.
  • Explain that today the class will be learning about consonant blends at the beginning of words. Remind students that consonants are the letters of the alphabet that are not vowels.
  • Define consonant blends as two or more consonants at the beginning of a word whose sounds blend together. Refer back to "grouchy" as an example.

Beginning

  • Connect to students prior knowledge by reviewing feeling words using visual aids to support understanding.

Intermediate

  • Invite students to turn and talk to a partner to share a time when they felt "grouchy" and what grouchy might look like on their faces or bodies.