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Initial Consonant Blends Worksheets

and Teaching Resources

Initial consonant blends are combinations of consonants that occur before a vowel that although blended can be segmented into their constituent sounds such as CR in crab, the FL in flower. Consonant blends represent a blending of sounds as opposed to digraphs which are combinations of letters that represent a single sound, or phoneme (such as the CH in chop).


Note: These resources emphasize initial consonant blends containing an R or an L. With the exception of words that begin with an S, most initial consonant blends fall under these categories. Another section with consonant blends beginning with S will be uploaded at a later date.

Sample Consonant Blend Card

Consonant Blends Spelling Worksheets: These spelling sheets contain words with the consonant digraphs and short vowels. I generally introduce two or three new words every day to highlight or reinforce a particular pattern.

Consonant Blends Card Game: These cards can be used to play memory and fish while at the same time reinforcing consonant digraph patterns. The words are mostly taken from the spelling sheets above.

Consonant Blend Bingo: A bingo game that helps students decode words with the consonant blends such as BL, BR, CL, CR, DR, FL, FR, GL, GR, PL, TR. There are no pictures in this game as the emphasis is on decoding skills.

Consonant Blends Word Searches: Word searches that cover the consonant blends BL, BR, CL, CR, DR, FL, FR, GL, GR, and TR.


BL and BR Easy     CL and CR Easy     Dr and TR Easy     FL and FR Easy     GL and GR Easy

BL and BR Norm    CL and CR Norm   DR and TR Norm   FL and FR Norm   GL and GR Norm

Consonant Blends Rhymes: A simple rhyming worksheet that reviews consonant blends rhyming words from the card game above.

Consonant Blends Unit Spelling Test Generator: Generate as many spelling tests as you want for review or for actual testing of words in this unit. Refresh to get a new test.

Consonant Blends Say and Spell It Game: A fun game for reviewing consonant blend words as well as the word skills rhymes and begins with.

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All resources were created by Chris Gunn.




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