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This month’s words for your child’s word bank involve consonant blends and consonant digraphs. Simply put, consonant blends consist of two or three consonants used together in words, where each letter sound is distinct, such as the “p” and “l” in the word &ld...

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Posted by: Connie McCarthy on May 07, 2013 in Reading, Kids Learning, Connie McCarthy


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This month’s words for your child’s word bank involve consonant blends and consonant digraphs. Simply put, consonant blends consist of two or three consonants used together in words, where each letter sound is distinct, such as the “p” and “l” in the word “play” or “str” in the word “street.” Consonant digraphs consist of two consonants in words that when used together form a new sound. The most common digraphs are “th,” “sh,” “ch,” “wh,” and “ph.” Here are some consonant blend words frequently used in classrooms:

blue
crayon
glue
slide
spring

black
draw
great
spot
street

bring
flag
play
stop
tree

clap
free
prize
sweet
twelve

 

Following are words where the consonant digraph can be at the beginning or end of the word:

chin
this
where

ouch
path
when

shoe
graph

push
whale

 

Next month, I’ll post additional words for the word bank that can pique your child’s interest in words during summer vacation!

 

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