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Ending Blends: Word Practice

Make reading as fun as A-B-C and 1-2-3! Introduce your first grade students to ending blends such as NK, LK, NT, MP, and ND.
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Students will be able to identify and manipulate consonant ending blends.

(5 minutes)
  • Tell the students that today they will be learning about consonant ending blends.
  • Explain that consonants are letters in the alphabet that are not vowels.
(10 minutes)
  • Show the students the Consonant Endings video.
  • List NK, LK, NT, MP, and ND on the board.
  • Have your students list the words they heard in the video.
  • Ask the students if they know any words that rhyme with the words listed.
  • Categorize the words according to their consonant endings.
  • Some examples may include drink, silk, sent, camp, and land.
(10 minutes)
  • Play hangman as a class or have 2 groups compete against each other.
  • Use words that have already been discussed in the lesson.
  • Write the ending blend in the word so that students just have to guess the vowel and beginning consonant to complete the word.
(10 minutes)
  • Give students the Ending Blends worksheet.
  • Read the instructions to the students.
  • Give the students time to complete the assignment.
  • Collect the worksheet for grading.
  • Enrichment: Ask your students to use words with ending blends in sentences. Challenge them to use at least two words with the same ending blend in the same sentence.
  • Support: Give the students only the consonant ending ND to work with.
(10 minutes)
  • Have your students complete the Ending Blends 3 worksheet.
(10 minutes)
  • Have the students say one new word as they exit the classroom.
  • Ask the students to identify the consonant ending for their new words.

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