Blending Cards for a Phonics Blending Drill
These blending cards are designed to easily fit on a three-ring binder so you can do a blending drill with your students in small groups!
There are over 80 different phoneme-grapheme cards for you to use with your students during a blending drill to have students blend both real and nonsense words with sounds they’ve already learned.
The cards in this unit follow the UFLI scope and sequence, but all sounds are included, so you could print and use them in any order to follow your own scope and sequence.
How do these blending cards help students?
A blending drill is part of the Orton Gillingham three-part drill, but even on its own, a blending drill is a highly effective review for students. With a blending drill, students must attend to each sound shown and blend them together to make both real and nonsense words.
How do you use these in the classroom?
Effective in both whole group and small group settings, a blending drill is used to help students blend sounds they already know to make words. These cards are designed to be used either in a three ring binder or on a small ledge to create a blending board. After teaching students different phoneme-grapheme correspondences, teachers will add that card to the blending board. 3-5 times a week, you can flip the cards in a random order to make new words for students to blend together and review the sounds they’ve learned.
What is included in this unit?
- Directions for how to use these cards in your classroom
- Teacher sheet with ideas for where to place each sound card (initial position, middle position, or final position)
- There are over 80 different sound cards available in this unit in three different formats:
- three-ring binder cards with a hole punch at the top
- three-ring binder cards with a visual image to help students with sound
- cards without the hole punch to go on a ledge or card holder instead of in a three-ring binder
Please note: these blending lines are already included in the SJT Literacy Club.
Susan Jones Teaching