Blending and Segmenting

Want to help your child improve their reading skills...? One way you can help is by practising blending sounds. Blending is when readers sound out words and then slowly say each sound in a word (c-a-t). They then say the sounds quickly together to "read" the word (cat). It is called blending because the sounds are being blended together. Segmentation is the skill of splitting words up into their separate speech sounds (phonemes).


Click on this link to access a blending activity video and this link to access a helpful website.


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