Consonant Blends Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What is a consonant blend? A text lesson provides an explanation with examples and an in class activity gives students a chance to show what they learned. Extras in the form of related lessons and extensions are included as well.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain what a consonant blend is
  • identify consonant blends in a text

Length

30 minutes to 1 hour

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2.B

Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.A

Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.

Materials

  • Photocopies of assorted simple short stories
  • Crayons

Instructions

  • Begin by reading the introduction of the text lesson Consonance Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples aloud to the class.
  • Now write the sentences They stood on the road and cried. Bobby bumped into Patty while jumping into the boat. on the board and ask students to try to identify the consonant blends. Discuss this as a class and have students pronounce the consonant blends aloud as a class.
  • Now read the 'What is Consonance?' section of the text lesson aloud to the class, writing the examples of consonant blends presented in the section on the board for the class as you go.
  • Revisit the first two sentences you wrote on the board. Now can the students correctly identify the consonant blends? Again, have them speak the words with consonant blends aloud.
  • Read the remaining sections of the text lesson aloud to the class now, once again writing each example on the board for a visual as you move through the lesson. With each example, ask the students to identify the consonant blends, pronounce them aloud, and discuss them as a class.

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