Skill: final consonant blends: st, –sk, –sp, –nd, –nt, –nk, –mp, –rd, –ld, –lp, –rk, –lt, –lf, –pt, –ft, –ct

Initial consonant blends (beginning) and final (ending) consonant blends appear throughout these lessons. Blends are consonants whose “sounds blends together”. In other words, each letter within the blend is pronounced individually, but quickly, so they “blend” together.

Read these words:

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-st -sk -sp -nd -nt
best ask clasp and different
fast desk crisp band important
just disk cusp blend parent
last dusk gasp end plant
lost husk grasp find president
must mask lisp kind student
rest risk wasp land want
trust task wisp stand went
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-nk -mp -rd -ld -lp
bank camp afford child gulp
drink damp bird cold help
junk dump card fold kelp
pink jump discard gold palp
sink lamp hard held pulp
shrink pump record hold scalp
thank stamp word old whelp
think swamp yard wild yelp


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-rk -lt -lf -pt -ft -ct
ark adult calf accept craft act
clerk belt half adopt drift direct
irk difficult elf attempt gift expect
jerk fault golf crept left fact
lurk melt gulf except lift object
park result self kept raft project
smirk salt shelf slept soft respect
work tilt wolf unkempt waft tract

* The "l" in calf and half is silent.

1. Work with your assistant and create a few oral sentences. Include as many words as possible from the list above in each sentence.

2. Circle all the words you used in your oral sentences.

3. Did your sentences tell about something or ask about something?

Read these sentences.





Create two sentences. Include one or more words that end with –st, –sk, –sp, –nd, –nt, –nk, –mp, –rd, –ld, –lp, –rk, –lt, –lf, –pt, –ft, –ct in each sentence. Remember all sentences begin with a capital letter and end with a period (.), question mark (?), or exclamation point (!). Do not mix upper and lowercase letters.









Please illustrate your sentence in the space below or on the back of your paper.