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Phonics Patterns

How can we help students who struggle with consonant blends?

Dr. Louisa Moats, author of the LETRS professional development program for teachers, discusses the importance of using phonemic awareness activities to help early readers who miss consonants when spelling blends, for instance deleting the /l/ sound in melt or the /t/ sound in stick.

For more information, go to the Reading Universe skill explainer on phoneme manipulation.

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