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Monday, January 3, 2011

Blending and Segmenting- What's the difference?

There is a difference and it makes a difference!

Blending is a simpler task than segmenting so you will start with blending
Blending is stringing together individual sounds to make a word. (ex. Teacher says /p/  /a/   /t/......child responds "pat")
Segmenting is breaking a word into separate sounds. (ex. Teacher says "dog" and asks student to tell her the sounds in the word. Student responds  /d/ /o/ /g/)

In the preceding blogs you will find sites that give some great ideas for fun and interesting activities for practicing blending and segmenting.

You can also find blending and segmenting activities at this link:

1 comment:

  1. Excellent explanation. I was looking for a very simple explanation because English is not my native language and it has taken me a couple of weeks to find the right site which explains it with simple but understandable words. Thanks for the simplicity you used because it worked for me so perfectly.