Skill: Initial Consonant Blends  bl–, cl–, fl–, gl–, pl–, sl-, br–, cr–, dr–, fr–, gr–,pr–, tr–, sc–, sk–, sm–, sn–, sp–, st–, sw–, tw

Consonant blends may consist of two or three letters whose sounds are blended together. Each letter within the blend is pronounced individually, but quickly, so they blend together.

flood image flood text
bl- cl- fl-
black claim flag
blame class flame
blanket clay flat
blast clean float
blaze climb flood
blind clock floor
block close flower
blood clothes fly

horn of plenty image plenty in text
gl- pl- sl-
glad place slam
glasses plan slap
glider plant sleep
glitter play sleeve
glitzy plaza slice
globe please slip
gloves plenty slither
glue plus slow


br- cr- dr-
brain crab drastic
branch cracker draw
brave crazy dream
bridge cricket dress
bring cripple dribble
brother crisp drink
brown crutch drop
brush cry dry


freeze image
fr- gr- pr-
frantic grade practice
freezer graduate prevent
frequent grandpa pride
fresh grass private
friend great promise
frighten grocery protect
from ground prove
frozen grow prune

skeleton image skeleton in text
tr- sc- sk-
trade scab skate
traffic scale skeleton
travel school ski
treat score skill
tree scrap skin
true scratch skinny
trust scream skip
try scribble sky

Student: Circle the words you can read without assistance.
Illustrate and label one or more of the words you circled. Use the space on the back of your paper for your illustration.

smog image smog in text

sm- sn- sp-
small snack space
smart snail spank
smash snake speak
smear snap special
smell sneak spend
smile snore spirit
smog snow sport
smooth snug spot

swan image
st- sw- tw-
stage swallow twelve
stand swan twenty
star sweat twice
step sweet twilight
stone swim twin
stop swing twinkle
strong switch twist
study swollen twitch

Student: Circle the words you can read without the help of an assistant.


Create two sentences and include one or more words that begin with any of these blends: bl–, cl–, fl–, gl–, pl–, sl–, br–, cr–, dr–, fr–, gr–, pr–, tr–, sc–, sk–, sm–, sn–, sp–, st–, sw–, tw–. Remember all sentences begin with a capital letter and end with a period (.), question mark (?), or exclamation point (!). Do not mix upper and lowercase letters.









Please illustrate your favorite sentence in the space below or on back of your paper.