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Students build fluency by re-reading each word section while decoding each new segment. These animated backward Word Blending slides are bright and engaging with multi-cultural mouth cues for introducing each phoneme.
Backward Word Blending works really well for students who try to guess the word after they read the first sound of the word or based on the shape of the word or based on context.
Using the background decoding technique, the students have to sound out one rime (rhyme) unit at a time. This activates the onset and rime (rhyme) skills and assists in word study. For example, if students can map the rime –ab, they can read all the words that rhyme (cab, lab, tab).
These files are available in PowerPoint and Google Slides™ format. All the word slides are editable, so you can add your own animations or word slides.
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- Short a
- Short e
- Short i
- Short o
- Short u
- Bossy R
- Long Vowels a_e
- Long Vowels i_e
- Long Vowels o_e
- Long Vowels u_e
- Nasal Blends
- Vowel Teams
- Floss+z Rule
Many students know how to split the words into their individual sounds, but when it comes to blending them together, they struggle.
When students look at a word and can separate the word in smaller, more familiar segments, they can successfully decode the word.
During backward word blending, students re-read each section of the word while decoding each new segment.
In the traditional method, segments of words are read one time, and by the time the last segment is decoded, previous sections could be forgotten.
The Backward Word Blending method encourages blending right from the beginning of the decoding process." Backward Word Blending Strategy for Decoding Polysyllabic Words. A Master s Research Project Presented to The Faculty of the Patton College of Education