Materials: chart paper, big paper sack
that contains the following materials:
ball, book, hat, pig, can, and nut, copy of the “Roswell-Chall Word List for Auditory
Procedures: I will explain to students what
blending is. "When we talk, we
blend sounds together to make words. We can do this when we read too."I will write
"dog" on the chart paper. "Okay what sound do we make for this letter in the middle?
Right, we say /o/. Let’s put it together with the first letter, what do we say? Right /do/.
Now lets say this last sound, /g/, right! Let's blend all the sounds now. What is the word?
/dog/ Perfect! It is dog." We will practice this procedure again with another word, "box."
1.) /o/ 2.) /bo/ 3.) x=/ks/ 4.) /boks/Now, I will bring out the sack. I will tell the students,
"I am going to reach into my bag. I will give you hints to let you know what I am
touching. See if you can figure out what the object is. I am touching a /ha/ /t/. What am
I touching? Right, I am touching a hat." I will then write "hat" on the chart paper as we
sound it out. I will repeat this procedure with the remaining objects in the bag. I will use
the "Roswell-Chall Word List for Auditory Blending" to assess my students
Reference: Elderedge, J.L. Teaching
Decoding in Holistic Classrooms.
Prentice Hall, Inc., New Jersey. 1995. P 67, 105-108.
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