Get Your Students Blending!


Are your students struggling with blending? This can be totally normal. Blending is a skill that comes really easily for some but is trickier for other kids. However, you could be missing an important resource to get your students blending and help them move from blending sounds to reading decodable texts.

In this post, I have a video that will tell you about the blending lines resource I recommend to help move students from blending individual sounds to reading sentences and decodable texts. These blending lines are great for helping students apply phonics skills and increase their reading fluency. The nice part about them is that once you teach students how to use this resource, they can do it independently!

In the video, I’ll show you what the blending resource is, when I’d use it with students, and why I have the sheets set up in a very specific way! Blending is a super-important reading skill, and these strategies will help your students become stronger readers!

In this blog post, I’ll go through one way you can help your Kindergarten, first grade, or second grade students work on their blending skills so that they can successfully read! This is a skill kids have to learn in order to read CVC words, but it’s also important as they advance in their reading.

Watch the video to find out how to get your students blending!


I hope these ideas on teaching Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students to blend were helpful!

The bundle of 171 blending lines will help your students master words with many different phonics patterns:

  • CVC words
  • digraphs
  • blends
  • glued sounds
  • silent e
  • r-controlled vowels
  • vowel teams
  • diphthongs

The words and sentences on the blending lines were carefully chosen and arranged to help your students be successful! Differentiation with these blending lines is easy because for each skill, there is a “basic / easier” page, as well as at least one “challenge” page. Also, this resource is aligned to the science of reading.

Happy teaching!


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I’m Alison, a literacy specialist. I love getting kids excited about reading and writing – and sharing teaching ideas with other teachers!

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