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'S' Beginning Blends

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What did you learn today about beginning 'S' blends in words? You might already know that consonants are letters that aren’t vowels. You also might know about blends, when you mix things together. We can use what we know about letters and the sounds that they make to figure out the new sound that consonant blends make!

When figuring out consonant blends with the letter S; * Start with the letter S and say it's sound. * Next, say the sound of the second letter out loud. * Finally, blend the two letters together and say it faster to find the new blend!

Can you think of any words with a beginning 'S' blend? Comment them below!

Transcript 'S' Beginning Blends

"What flavors are you going to get, Dee?" "I don't know. I'm stuck between two!" When you blend two consonants together, you hear the sounds that each letter makes. Dee and Kala are blending together ice cream flavors, much like S beginning blends. You might already know that consonants are letters that aren’t vowels. You also might know about blends, when you mix things together. Maybe you have blended a smoothie, brownie batter, or colors together. Did you know that you can blend letters together? We can use what we know about letters and the sounds that they make to figure out the new sound that consonant blends make! Let's take a look at the first flavors our friends are mixing to learn more. It looks like Kala is blending salted caramel with nuts! She needs to blend S and N together to name her new flavor. When figuring out consonant blends with the letter S, always start with the letter S and say it's sound. Next, say the sound of the second letter out loud, here it is N which says /n/. Finally, blend the two letters together and say it faster to find the new blend! What do /s/ and /n/ make when blended together? /s/ /n/ /sn/ S and N blend together to make /sn/. Like in the word snug, Kala's name for her flavor! Dee is mixing together chocolate and marshmallow to make s'mores! He needs to blend the letters S and M for his new flavor. Remember, when figuring out consonant blends with S, always start with the letter S and say it's sound. Next, say the sound of the second letter out loud, here it is M which says /m/. Finally, blend the two letters together and say it faster to find the new blend! What do /s/ and /m/ make when blended together? /s/ /m/ /sm/ S and M make the blend /sm/! Like in the word smell or s'mores. Finally, the wise turtle is blending salted caramel and toffee together. Our friend needs to blend the letters S and T for his flavor. What new blend will he make? Remember to start with S! Then say the next letter sound out loud, and blend it with the first! What do /s/ and /t/ make when blended together? /s/ /t/ /st/ S and T make the blend /st/. Like in the word stir! Before we see how our friends like their flavors, let's review. Today, we learned about beginning blends with S. To figure out its blend with other letters, always start with the letter S and say it's sound. Then say the next letter sound out loud, finally blend it with the S sound and say it faster to find the new blend! I wonder if Dee and Kala have made more ice cream mixes? : "Aw, they got my order wrong, this isn't what I wanted.” "My ice cream!" “Didn't you want a different flavor anyway? Now you can go get it!" "Oh yeah, that's right!"

'S' Beginning Blends exercise

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  • Can you find the adjacent consonants?

    Hints

    Adjacent consonants are two consonants next to each other.

    The letters in green are consonants.

    These words have adjacent consonants:

    • snip
    • smug
    • best

    There are three ice creams with adjacent consonants.

    Solution
    • sn, sm and st are adjacent consonants.
    • as are not adjacent consonants as a is a vowel.
  • Do the words have adjacent consonants?

    Hints

    Adjacent consonants are two consonants that are right next to each other with no other letters in between.

    Remember, the letters in green are consonants.

    Look for the letter s in each word. If the word has an s, check if there is another consonants right after it.

    There are four words for each group.

    Solution

    These words have adjacent consonants as they all contain two consonants right next to each other:

    • spin
    • step
    • stun
    • last
    These words do not have adjacent consonants:

    • pal
    • sat
    • sip
    • has
  • Can you match the words and pictures?

    Hints

    All of these words have adjacent consonants. Find these and say the sound that each letter makes.

    Blend the adjacent consonants together.

    Sound out the rest of each word and blend all of the sounds together to read.

    Watch out for digraphs like ck and ng.

    Solution

    Here we can see the matching words and pictures.

    • list
    • snack
    • swing
    • spots
  • Can you complete the sentences?

    Hints

    Listen carefully to each sentence. Play it again if you would like to.

    Look for the adjacent consonants in each word. Blend these together then sound out the rest of the word.

    Look for digraphs (such as ai and ar) in the words to help you read them.

    Solution
    1. We had to stand up.
    2. You look very smart.
    3. I saw a snail.
  • Which words have adjacent consonants?

    Hints

    Look for two consonants next to each other.

    Consonants can be seen here in green.

    Find the letter s in each word. Is there another consonant next to it?

    There are two correct choices that contain the adjacent consonants st.

    Solution

    The correct answers are:

    • still
    • lost
    ____________________________________

    Sap and is do not contain adjacent consonants.

  • Listen and spell.

    Hints

    All of the words start with s followed by another consonant.

    Listen out for digraphs (such as ng and oo) to help you with spelling.

    Solution
    1. Spring is spelt s p r i n g.
    2. Sniff is spelt s n i f f.
    3. Spoon is spelt s p o o n.
    4. Scrap is spelt s c r a p.