Stage 4 includes CVCC 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: post was made up of the consonant ‘p’ short sound vowel ‘o’ and the blend ‘st’, but now we teach it as p-o-s-t, 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 CVCC word by pulling apart each sound (segmenting), including digraphs (covered in Stage Two)
focus on hearing the second last sound in the CVCC words, this is often missed when spelling
land, l-a-n-d the second last sound in land is n
whisk, wh-i-s-k the second last sound in whisk is s
✅ put the sounds back together (blending) to read the word, including digraphs
l-a-n-d makes the word land
wh-i-s-k makes the word whisk
This pack includes: 25 pages
✅ 3 pages instructions
✅ 2 pages CVCC with digraphs words list & reference chart
✅ 4 pages to print back & front - letter cards
✅ 3 page CCVC reference CC sounds
✅ 3 page CCVC spelling activity
✅ 5 pages create CCVC word using short vowels sound A E I O U
✅ 3 pages CCVC listening activity - focusing on second sound only
✅ Boom Game - 1 pages of letter/picture cards to cut out + playing cards
✅ Matching Game - 1 pages of letter/picture cards to cut out + playing cards