Lesson Plan

Blending Words

In this fun blending lesson, students will get a chance to read and spell grade level words. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or support for the Cooking Up Blends lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Cooking Up Blends lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Cooking Up Blends lesson plan.

Put the sounds together in words like “hat,” “car,” and “dog”! The Blending Words lesson plan is a great resource for kindergarteners and first graders who are developing phonological awareness and learning about blending syllables. Specifically highlighting common consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) pattern words, this activity challenges students to blend individual letter sounds in sight words. First, they will segment out the letter sounds, and then they will blend them all together! This lesson also recommends using a toy car as a helpful teaching aid.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to segment and blend common high frequency words.

Language

Students will be able to blend the segmented parts of grade level words using written and visual supports.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Write the letters for the word hat on the board in a triangle shape, with the letter A at the top.
  • Display the toy car and ask your students to name what it is (car). Have students turn and share with a partner how a car moves (e.g., fast, slow).
  • Explain that today you are going to learn how to read new words by "driving" over them with your car.