Blending

Definition

Phonemic awareness ability to blend, or connect, sounds (phonemes) to hear a word
Blending develops over time with instruction; therefore, a child may be able to blend
3-sound words but not yet 4-sound words.

How do I know if it's the child's most pressing need?

  • Child may not be able to attack easily decodable 3- and 4-sound words
  • Child cannot easily blend 3- or 4-sound words.

Relevant Strategies

Which TRI strategies most efficiently target a student's need to blend 3-sound words?

Which TRI strategies most efficiently target a student's need to blend 4-sound words?