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What is a blend? A blend is two or three consecutive consonants that come before or after a vowel grapheme and retain their individual speech sounds. For example, the word blend has two blends: the 'bl' and 'nd' can be separated into individual sounds /b/ /l/ and /n/ /d/.

New to blends? Start with our step-by-step skill explainer for blends.

Looking for teaching materials? Explore all of our blend resources below.

Teacher using flashcards to teach blends to students

All Blends Content

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