If you’ve been following along the last couple of months, you’ve probably seen the free Color the Chunk Phonics Pages we’ve shared.
Today, it’s time for some Color the Chunk pages for Welded Sounds.
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Color the Chunk Pages for Welded Sounds
What exactly are “welded sounds” anyway? Welded Sounds are chunks of words that aren’t easily sounded out as separate letters. For example, cat can be easily sounded out /k/-/a/-/t/. Each sound makes its “pure” sound, if I may.
The vowel sounds in welded chunks have been modified (or colored) a bit. An example of this would be can. When sounded out, most of us don’t say /k/-/a/-/n/. It sounds a little more like (but not exactly like) /k/-/e/-/n/. The n colors the vowel a little so it doesn’t make the exact short a sound.
For struggling readers, it helps to learn these as chunks.
In this pack, you’ll find single welded sound pages (like you see above) for -ang, -ing, -ung, -ank, -ink-, -unk, -all, -am, and -an. (There aren’t enough appropriate -onk and -ong words to make a single page for these. They are in the mixed review though.)
Learners take a crayon or marker and color in the chunk. Older, struggling readers might like to use a highlighter instead. Once they’re all colored in, learners read the words aloud.
At the end of the pack, I’ve included 5 mixed review pages. Learners color code the different patterns at the top of the page (in the black area) and then use their color code to color in the chunks on the page. They they read the words aloud.
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