Wilson Reading System Substep 2.2 Mandy Ellis Wilder Waite Elementary School
Goal To learn the difference between a blend and a digraph
Welded Sounds • Welded sounds are green sound cards. • The three letters have individual sounds, but they are welded together and difficult to separate • To tap this out, use three fingers tapping together at the same time.
ang fang ang ang
ing ring ing ing
ong song ong ong
ung lung ung ung
ank bank ank ank
ink pink ink ink
onk honk onk onk
unk junk unk unk
digraphs Consonants ‘stick together’ to form one sound, even though there are two letters. That is why they are on one card. They are not separated.
Chicken Letter qu Q is the chicken letter- it refuses to go anywhere without its friend, u. It is never in a word alone. The u in this situation has no vowel sound. Qu is a digraph as well.
ch chin /ch/ ch
sh ship /sh/ sh
ck sock /k/ ck
Blends VS Digraphs sh i p s l i p
Blends VS Digraphs • Ship gets 3 taps • Slip gets four sounds because s and l have their own sound. That is why s and l have their own cards. • These sounds can be pulled apart but the consonants blend together nicely.
Digraph Blend l u n ch sh r e d