In this unit, there are 70 words (280 slides) to work through with your students to practice blending both real and nonsense digraph words. You can choose which set to use with your students (I usually start with successive blending as a scaffold).
- Successive blending slides: This set of words shows each letter, one at a time so students can blend together each sound without being distracted from the other letters.
- Regular blending slides: This set of words shows all the letters at one time, but the ant moves from one letter to the next as we blend the sounds together.
All the slides in this pack have an underground bug theme with an ant to “slide” through each sound and blend together.
These slides are available in Google Slides and are perfect for a phonics warm-up in a whole group or small group setting. Simply press “present” and students will say the sound the image is under, then blend the word at the end.