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Lesson Title: Consonant Blend Scavenger Hunt

Grade Level: 1
Rationale: The purpose of this lesson is to teach the students how to recognize consonant blends
based on the sound that they hear and to help them to spell words with consonant blends
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis
skills in decoding words.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.A Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common
consonant digraphs.
recognize spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs
1 I will have the following consonant blends: bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, gr, pl, sc, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw,
and tr written on index cards. On the opposite side of the index cards I will have a word (and
a picture) that has the consonant blend in it. The particular consonant blend will be in a
different color so that the students can distinguish the blend from the rest of the word.
3. I will hold the card up for the class and ask them what sound this blend makes. (Reminder:
blends are letters that work together to make one sound). Then on chart paper I will have the
students help me to find words that have these blends. They can use the word wall or
anything that they have access to in the classroom to find different words to make our own
consonant blend chart.
4. Hidden around the room will be different objects that have these blends in their names. The
students will be shown one consonant blend then they will be asked to hunt around the room
and find the objects (or pictures of objects) that have this blend in their names. When the
time expires the students will be asked to show what they have found and we will go over
the objects as a group.
5. I will then give the students another card an d have them find items that begin with this
blend. This will continue until all blends have been reviewed.
index cards
items/pictures of items
paper bag (for collecting items)
One way to assess students is to give them a standard spelling test with words that have
consonant blends.

Another way that you can assess if the students have understood the lesson is to take notes on
whether the students are picking up the right items or if they are making consistent mistakes.
Placing students in smaller groups would make this lesson go a lot smoother, especially for
students who need extra instruction.
If you are teaching the lesson as a whole class you can pull aside those who need extra
instruction and go over the blends before doing the activity.
For those who are a bit more advanced, you can have them compete with those who are at the
same level rather than with the entire class.
Future Connections:
This is a lesson that will help students with their spelling skills and will allow them to connect
the particular consonant blends to the rest of the words they will see throughout their literacy.
This will help them to move on to the next stage of spelling once they have mastered it.