Place inside an envelope with one end cut off. Gradually pull to reveal one letter at a time. This is a great way to help kids blend sounds gradually rather than feeling overwhelmed and giving up or guessing the word.
Real or nonsense words or trash or treasure! You simply write letters on plastic cups (I, of course, used Red Solo Cups). I can easily switch any of the sounds out and my student can blend the new word. It works on real words and nonsense words
Phase 2 sound button word cards, four per Words have sound buttons beneath to help children to blend to read the words. Full set of words that can be used with many of the activities as outlined in the DfES 'Letters and Sounds'
This center is AWESOME for teaching students to move past sounding out letter by letter to blending the sounds together. Add in a comprehension check by having students find the picture that matches the word. These blending strips are perfect for students
Apple Tree World Family Literacy Game (Learn Play Imagine)
To go along with our apple unit study I put together a word family apple tree activity to help him as he is learning to read. Kindergarten Apple Unit Study J-Bug has been learning to read, and I've noticed that he does really well with word families.