- To discriminate, read and spell words with initial consonant clusters br-, cr-, dr-, fr-, gr-, pr-, tr-.
- To identify separate phonemes within words containing clusters in speech and writing.
- To blend phonemes in words with clusters for reading.
- To segment clusters into phonemes for spelling.
This unit focuses on blends at the beginning of words that have r as the second letter, e.g. tr- in train, cr- in crawl, or br- in brown.
Try to share books with your child as often as you can. Bedtime is always a good time to look at a book together. Encourage your child to point out words with initial blends containing r. Group words together (see the cards in this unit), play a game where you take turns to think of words that begin with the same consonant cluster.