How To Use Dominoes - Sound Blending Examples

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Example - Short Vowel

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Example - Long Vowel

What To Say - Do
  • Lay out the dominoes to spell a word.




  • Ask how many vowels.
  • Move the vowels up.
  • Ask what is the vowel sound.







  • Ask what is the sound of the beginning consonant.
  • Move the beginning consonant up.
  • Say the beginning consonant and vowel sound faster and faster until you get one sound.
  • Ask what is the sound of the ending consonant.
  • Move the ending consonant up.
  • Blend the three sounds faster and faster until the word is correctly said.

To develop vocabulary, have the student define the word or use it in a sentence.