Sunday, May 18, 2014

Beginning blends for the letter B

The letter B represents the sound you hear at the beginning of the word bee:

The letter B is often paired with two different consonants, L and R, that is found at the beginning of common words.

The BL blend is the sound you hear at the beginning of the word black, which is the color of this font.

To give you an idea of what BL sounds like when it precedes various vowels, I'll give you a sample of each.

black, blend, bliss, block, and blue.

The BR blend is what a lot of people say when they are cold.

Some examples of BR words are:

brass, breeze, brim, broke, brush

Learning and recognizing letter patterns and blends is very helpful in improving literacy.

This chart shows quite a few of common blends along with pictures to help students learning English.

This book lists the blends alphabetically, along with some illustrations.

Check out more books on phonics blendsphonics blends at Amazon.

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