This is a PowerPoint presentation I developed to help my First Grade students learn to blend sounds together to read short-a words. Each word is color-coded and repeated across several slides that prompt students to make one sound at a time, and then blend all sounds together to read the word. After all sounds have been blended together, the word is displayed a final time with a picture to help students create meaning for the words they just read. The complete presentation features 37 slides that guide students in blending 7 short a words. The presentation also features notes as an instructional guide.
The sample includes recorded sounds to help you understand how to use the presentation with your students.
*Please note that the complete file does not include sounds, only words and pictures.
I have used this presentation with a digital projector as a mini-lesson for the entire class, and also as a station on my classroom computer to provide struggling readers with independent practice.
If you like this lesson, I have several more to offer as a teaching tool for additional vowel sounds, blends, digraphs, and compound words.
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