Initial S-blends are the sounds that specific letters make when “S” is paired with them, for example “sk-” as in skate, “sm-” as in smell, and “st-” as in stir.
This reading skill may be new to your student, or they may already be familiar with it. To practice this reading skill, select a type of activity that your student enjoys (they can help choose!). We do not expect every student to complete everything included here, and these materials can be completed in any order. Keep in mind that learning takes time and repetition.