Stage 3 expands to include CCVC words, where traditionally the CC combination of sounds has been taught as 'blends'.
Blends – originally the term for CC (two consonants together) combinations were called and taught as blends.
For example: frog was made up of the blend ‘fr’, the short sound vowel ‘o’ and consonant ‘g’ but now we teach it as f-r-o-g, recognising and sounding out each of the sounds individually.
For this reason we have not referred to CC combinations as blends, however, we have still covered all of the CC combinations.
Reusable activities with minimal cutting and laminating. Developed with Ishwari Samarakoon of Speech Therapy Services
You'll feel confident teaching your child to:
✅ sound out the CCVC word by pulling apart each sound (segmenting), including digraphs (covered in Stage Two)
✅ focus on hearing the second sound in the CCVC words, this is often missed when spelling
skip, s-k-i-p the second sound in skip is k
brush, b-r-u-sh the second sound in brush is r
✅ put the sounds back together (blending) to read the word, including digraphs
s-k-i-p makes the word skip
b-r-u-sh makes the word brush
This pack includes: 27 pages
✅ 3 pages instructions
✅ 2 pages CCVC with digraphs words list & reference chart
✅ 4 pages to print back & front - letter cards
✅ 4 page CCVC spelling activity
✅ 5 pages create CCVC word using short vowels sound A E I O U
✅ 5 pages CCVC listening activity - focusing on second sound only
✅ Boom Game - 1 pages of letter/picture cards to cut out + playing cards
✅ Bingo Game - 1 pages of letter/picture cards to cut out + 4 playing cards