Level 2-5

Other initial blends

stop, step, spin, skin, skip, snap, swim, spot, star, scarf

This level works with a variety of initial consonant blends, all of which begin with the letter s. The specific blends used in this level are sc, sk, sn, sp, st, and sw. All of these are used as blends and not digraphs because you can hear each of the consonant sounds.

Distinguishing between sc and sk blends will generally be the most difficult for students, as they sound the same.