Phonics Step 6: Practice blending long vowels with consonants
using Chart 6.
Goals: In step 6, the primary goal is smooth blending of the long vowels with consonants using
Step 6: How-To Ideas
A blend in this step is the combination of a long vowel + a consonant. As in Step 3, students will read the blend charts with the goal of quick, smooth blending.
Also, as in Step 3, you will need to have blend charts that include all of the consonant-long-vowel blends. They are easy to make if you have the time. If you don’t have the time, Abeka Books sells a My Blend and Word Book as well as individual Blend Ladder sheets that cover all of the sounds. For more information on Abeka Books, see our Links page. We recommend Abeka resources because we have used them for over thirty years with success.
This completes our Step 6 ideas. Now let’s move on to Step 7.