See It, Don’t Say It !

As if blending known Consonant Sounds at the beginning & ending of words wasn’t enough of a challenge for your Beginning reader, your child is, also, learning that specific consonants, when shown together, make a totally different sound OR one sound is to be ignored!!!!

The activities in SOLO CONSONANT COMBOS: Beginning & Ending One Sound Blends and  Silent Letter Consonant Digraphs Activities can help your child learn, remember & use these phonetic skills in an engaging and effective way.


Two Letters = One Different Sound

Not only is your Beginning reader learning how to blend & pronounce beginning & ending consonants, s/he is, also, learning that specific consonant blends can make different, unique sounds.

AND…..some letters, when seen together at the beginning and/or ending of words can be silent ~ seen, but NOT heard.

SOLO CONSONANT COMBOS: Beginning & Ending One Sound Blends and  Silent Letter Consonant Digraphs Activities includes  picture & word cards as well as Sorting Mats to help your child see, read, learn & remember these different phonetic skills.

This 25 ~ page (includes front & back manual covers) download,  copy & printable resource in an 8″x11″ PDF  has interactive, hands-on activities created to engage your child’s Memory & Grouping skills while reading & writing new vocabulary words with a whole new set of rules.


  •  Digraph Sorting Mats
  •  Picture Word Cards
  •  Picture Word Cards Pockets
  •  Fill-in-the-Blank, One Sound Digraphs Rule Sheets
  •  Interactive Digraph Picture Mats
  • Blank Word Cards Template


  • Contents List
  • Construction Instructions
  • Tips & Suggestions
  • 5 Digraph Sorting Mats for ch, sh, th, wh, kn, wr, lk & mb
  • 52 Picture Word Cards
  • 2 Picture Word Cards Pockets
  • 2 Fill-in-the-Blank, One Sound Digraphs Rule Sheets
  • 2 Interactive Digraph Picture Mats
  • Blank Word Cards Template

Supply Needs

  • colored ink printer
    • card-stock; printer paper
    • laminate
    • strong wide tape, stapler or binder coil
    • scissors, pencil, colors, dry erase markers
    • notebook binder with divider tabs 
    • plastic storage sleeve

Tips & Ideas

Using a 3-ring binder will help you keep all the materials together and organized into specific skills. It will, also, allow you to add other  activities and ideas you & your child find useful during the learning process.

The divider tabs can identify the skills for easier access. ·

Use the plastic sleeve (s) to hold books and/or other materials needed.

After your child has mastered the Blends individually, you can erase all the letters, mix them up & ask your child to place them on each of the Sorting  Mats.

Use the Blank cards to add more drawings & words to the Sorting Mats. Make multiple copies to play Memory, Concentration or Go Fish.

You can, also, check out BLB Shop’s Consonant Blends product by clicking on the link below:


I would love to hear how  effective this Literacy Tool helps your child learn this especially challenging Phonetic skill.

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