1.RF.3.2

Blend sounds, including consonant blends, to produce single- and multi-syllable words.

Learning Outcome:

Develop an understanding of the five components of reading (print concepts, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and fluency and comprehension) to build foundational reading skills.

I Can Statements Question Stems
-I can blend sounds to make single- and multi-syllable words.

-Can you listen to the sounds and tell me the word?
-Can you blend the sounds to make a word?

Academic Vocabulary

blend
consonant
syllable

Practical Examples, Standards, and Digital Resources

Reading Examples Writing Examples Speaking and Listening Examples
-When students come to unknown words, blend each sound to produce the word. Students can stretch the sounds with theirs hands or move sounds down their arm. -Slowly say each sound in a word, Have students blend sounds together, then orally say the word.

-Encourage students to orally blend sounds together when coming to an unknown word during read aloud.

Reading Standards Writing Standards Speaking and Listening Standards
1.RF.3.5   1.SL.2.3
1.SL.4.1
1.SL.4.3
Digital Resources

English Learner Considerations

The English Learner considerations, which were written by Indiana EL teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for ELs.They are designed to support the standards and curriculum you are currently using. The following are recommendations of best practices to assist educators in making language more accessible for English Learners. Educators should adapt strategies based upon a student’s proficiency level and ensure that content is age-appropriate.

Additional strategies and the guiding principles regarding literacy instruction for English Learners.

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Special Education Considerations

The special education considerations, which were written by Indiana special education teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for students in special education. This is not an exhaustive list of strategies, but these supports will help you make literacy instruction more accessible for students. Remember to adapt these to the needs of your students and ensure that you are creating opportunities for all students to engage with rigorous content.

Guiding principles regarding literacy instruction for students in special education.

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