Tag Archives: adjacent consonants

Now I get why children find pronouncing consonants harder than vowels….

Read this comprehensive article from Spelfabet about the differences between consonant sounds and vowel sounds in the English language. http://www.spelfabet.com.au/?s=consonants+and+vowels Thanks to Susan Godsland from www.dyslexics.org.uk for flagging this up.

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Adjacent consonants – why children need practice

Many children struggle when reading words with adjacent consonants. These are words which have two consonants side by side within a word, e.g. f l a g. The leap from 3 sound words (e.g. h a t) to 4 sound […]

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The importance of skills practice when learning to read

Learning to read, initially,  has two components: 1. knowledge – learning the graphemes and the sounds they represent 2. skills – learning to blend sounds into words and segment sounds for spelling Many teachers offer lots of fun ways to […]

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New Workbook for Dandelion Launchers – sneak preview

We are delighted to announce that our new Dandelion Launchers workbook for Units 8-10 is in the last stages of production and will soon be available.  This workbook focuses on adjacent consonants. To find out why this may be a useful resource for […]

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What are adjacent consonants?

Synthetic Phonics programmes now talk of ‘adjacent consonants’. What are adjacent consonants? Why is it that the letters ‘bl’ in the word ‘black’ are adjacent consonants while ‘ck’ are not?

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Tricky adjacent consonants

We have found that lots of children are OK blending 3 sound words but have difficulty blending 4 and 5 sounds words with adjacent consonants  (CVCC, CCVC and CCVCC words). Dandelion Launchers  series now has 12 new books which tackle this […]

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