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Old 03-21-2007, 12:14 PM
 
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I am having so much trouble teaching my kids the dr and tr blends. They always put jr or gr for dr and chr for tr. Does anyone have any ideas?


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Old 03-21-2007, 01:39 PM
 
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Those blends are not typically taught in first grade because it IS very hard for them. We wait until 2nd. In my opinion, try your best and move on.
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Developmentally those sounds are hard to hear the difference between. I would focus on reading usage and not worry so much about the writing part. Obviously, if it is spelled wrong you can just sound it out for them stressing the correct consonsant and have them change it. Good luck
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Hi there!
The "tr" and "dr" beginning blends are difficult b/c they are very hard for the ear to distinguish. Try using visuals such as pointing to your mouth, the way the face looks. Have them place their hands in front of their mouths too while they say them to "feel" the difference in the "t" and "d"; "t" has more forced air than "d". Hope this helps!
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Check out the book "Word Journeys". Ganski calls them affricates and she has them in the Letter Name Stage, Feature D. In our school it is taught in first grade. Try doing a lot of word sorts. In second grade we sometimes have to do intervention with the students who have not mastered them, again we do a lot of sorting. Ganski and Templeton (Word Their Way) offer list of words to use in the sorts.
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go to links-for-learning.com they have great ideas for blending. that is where i always go
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