Blending compound words is an essential literacy skill for students with disabilities, which can greatly improve their understanding of phonemic and print awareness!
This set includes 95 worksheets, in 3 different styles to provide repetition with variety to help learners develop this ability to blend words.
The teacher or instructor reads out the two words slowly, guiding the learner in repeating the word either in their head or out loud while combining the two words together.
After they have blended the word, they can then proudly circle the correct picture. (feature pictures include both individual words along with the blended compound word.)
If students find it difficult to understand how to combine sounds together, instructors should look out for patterns in their mistakes and model techniques that will help them understand how to blend sounds correctly.
With practice, learners can become more confident and motivated in recognizing patterns within written language, paving a path towards better reading development.
This is perfect for:
- Literacy Centers Stations
- Finished Bins or "I'm Finished" Work
- Small Groups
Why Compound Words for Teaching Blending?
Learning to blend compound words is an integral part of literacy development for students with disabilities, as it can help build their language and sound fluency.
Teaching the skill of blending compound words provides the student with a foundation of skills that is necessary for higher order reading and comprehension tasks.
Blending compound words helps students develop both phonemic and print awareness, which is essential for success in decoding and encoding words.
With practice, the student can become more confident in their ability to recognize and recognize patterns within written language. In addition, teaching this skill gives students with disabilities an advantage in becoming independent readers.
5 Reasons Why You Should Incorporate Compound Words Into Your Reading Instruction
- Compound words help beginning readers recognize and accurately blend individual sounds.
- When exposed to compound words in the early stages of learning to read, students are more likely to develop strong foundational literacy skills.
- Compound words provide visual cues for the learner which makes it easier for them to understand how a word is constructed and each sound pronounced.
- Mastering the task of blending longer compounds words gives early readers a sense of accomplishment while learning to read.
- Learning how to identify and decompose compound words in can help students memorize vocabulary better and improve spelling accuracy.