What would you do for students struggling to blend two phonemes?
1710 September 2021
When a student is struggling with blending, you really need to consider where, or what, the problem is. It could be one of two things:
a. Blending (phonemic awareness). Does the student have difficulty with ORAL blending?
b. Knowing Grapheme Phoneme Correspondences (GPCs) to automaticity. Is the skill of recognising GPCs is taking up too much space in working memory to allow for blending?