Updated: Jan 6
I am so excited to share this today. This was, by far, one of my favorite resources to create. It's not a new concept at all, but the organization and structure of it is new... for me, at least. Some of you may remember one of my blog posts about my Bossy R materials. Well, this whole resource stemmed from the blending board flip chart I included within that resource pack. I shared the whole product with a teacher friend at a nearby school, and she said her students loved the blending board more than anything else. Then she went on to say, "You know, you could create the same thing for other syllable types and patterns as well, couldn't you...?"
Well, yes. Yes, I could. And I did. And I'm loving it.
So that's what I want to share with you today... my blending board flip chart resource and how to use it in your classroom.
If you are Orton-Gillingham trained, then drill packs and blending boards are not a new concept to you at all. The problem I have had in the past is the amount of time spent sorting cards and preparing the right combinations for different groups of students. I needed a more efficient way to organize and use blending board materials.
So this whole idea is based on using a 3-ring binder to organize, store, and actually conduct blending exercises. I color-coded the beginning, middle, and ending sounds for each word so each section of the notebook is super easy to assemble.
But this is my favorite part... within my blending notebook, I have seven different blending boards, including the following: