Reading Blends

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  1. janis

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    Aug 18, 2013

    About what point in the school year is the "average" first grader able to read words with blends (like stop, flap, or chop)?
     
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    I would say maybe half way through the year SOME may be able to?
     
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    ("Stop" and "flap" begin with blends, yes: the sequence <st> spells the two phonemes /s/ and /t/ and <fl> spells the two phonemes /f/ and /l/. "Chop", however, begins with a digraph: <ch> writes a single phoneme.)
     
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    My kids could read most blends and diagraphs at the end of kindergarten. I think the first grade teachers will review that for about 2-3 weeks starting the third week of school and move on
     
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    Got it, thanks. I don't teach any phonics (my kids are a bit beyond that) so I wasn't up on the actual categorizing of that. Thanks!:lol:
     
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    Oh good, so some kindergartners do read blends! Perfect, thanks.:haha:
     

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