|Does our crocodile look friendly to you? yes no|
Teams shr and thr are special. Look for the shr, thr lesson within a few days from today.
The full r-blend family is large: br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, sr, scr, shr, tr, thr, wr.
Today's blog will target br, cr, dr words.
Fr, gr, pr, sr, scr, tr, and wr will be covered in the next two blogs.
Being able to see r-blends within words while reading will take many repetitions. This is because letter r is seen working on its own in words like rabbit, arm, and our; not just in r-blends, like brag and trip.
As you are reading stories together, ask your child to watch for specific r-blends in order to help your child isolate one small group from the vast pool of letters he is seeing on the page.
Begin by saying, let's listen to letter r at the start of:
rat raccoon reindeer
ram rhinoceros rooster
Let's say the b sound before the r sound:
brat brand brave brace bread
brag bramble brain bracelet breath same vowel sound as in bread
Let's say the c sound before the r sound:
crab crack crazy crawl creature crocodile
cram crash crayon creep cricket croak
Let's say the d sound before r:
drat dream drop drill drift
drab dress drip drink drive
If your child has trouble knowing b from d, please consider my Panda book, seen at my website: http://www.zoomreadingstrategy.com Getting a slow start knowing b from d will harm your child; take the word of a tutor. (For your 1st Grade or 2nd Grade child, look at the Giraffe book.
Getting a smart start makes a huge difference for children. Schools are busy and distracting. Children do not get enough practice to really learn these important lessons.
Have a great day reading with your child, Mary Maisner