1.RF.3.3

Orally blend sounds in 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 give the sounds in a word.
-I can blend sounds to make a word.

-When given an onset and rime, can you tell me the word?
-When given the beginning, middle, and end sounds, can you tell me the word?
-Can you tell me the sounds in the word? Can you blend them together and tell me the word?

Academic Vocabulary

blend
orally
sound

Practical Examples, Standards, and Digital Resources

Reading Examples Writing Examples Speaking and Listening Examples
-From a read aloud, teacher provides sounds for students to blend to make a word.
-When coming to an unknown word, encourage student to give each sound, then blend together to make the word.
-Teacher models by stretching sounds out, then blending sounds together to make one word. Allow students to practice with several words.
Reading Standards Writing Standards Speaking and Listening Standards
  K.SL.1
K.SL.2.4
Digital Resources

-Word Ladders 

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.

Strategy  Examples
In development In development