Spelling - Consonant Blends

      Sometimes you're not sure how to spell a word so you need to look it up in a dictionary.
    If you can work out the first syllable you stand a good chance of finding the word. 
    Some words start with a consonant blend. This is where two or more consonants run into one another or blend together.
    Here are some examples. Read them out aloud: 
    blanket      plastic      treat      stripe      grand 
    Consonant blends are often difficult to hear so you need to say the words very clearly. 
    If you make lists of words starting with these blends you will get used to hearing them and recognizing the patterns. 
    Here are some more examples. Use your dictionary to add 3 more words which begin with each consonant blend. 
    blunder   
     
       
    broken





    climate





    cracker





    dreadful  
     
       

    2. Now memorize the focus words and test yourself on them. 
    3. Click here for a wordsearch on consonant blends and hangman games on blends bl, br, cl, cr and dr and blends fl, fr, gl, and gr
    3. Click here for a wordsearch on consonant blends and hangman games on blends bl, br, cl, cr and dr and blends fl, fr, gl, and gr
    4. For a more extensive list of words beginning bl-, br-, cl-, cr-, and dr- click here: revision 1
    4. For a more extensive list of words beginning bl-, br-, cl-, cr-, and dr- click here: revision 1
    5. Turn to more work on consonant blends

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Focus words

blanket
blunder
plastic
treat
stripe
grand
broken
climate
cracker
dreadful