Blending Routines spotlights the four different methods used by most commercial reading and language arts core and intervention programs to teach students to sound out and blend words. The video includes demonstrations of sound-by-sound blending and continuous blending, which are important techniques for beginning readers; whole-word blending for students who have more mastery; and spelling-focused blending to help students transition to automatic word blending. The use of each blending method is discussed and time for participants to practice each method is included.
Running time: 19 minutes, 6 seconds
Audience: K–12 literacy educators