Teaching Phonics

Initial Blends Phonics Chart


Initial Blends Phonics Chart – A FREE PRINTABLE phonics resource which focuses on phonemic awareness, auditory discrimination and decoding.


Initial Blends Phonics Chart

bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl, br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr & wr Phonics Poster 

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Initial Blends Phonics Chart


How to Download Your Initial Blends Phonics Chart:

  1. Add the initial blends phonics chart to your Cart using the ‘Add to Cart’ Button. NB You can only get the resources 2 at a time. #longstory
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One Way to Use this Poster:

  1. Students sit in pairs.
  2. Teacher introduces the initial blends chart on the website and models decoding the words.
  3. Teacher models giving clues for the students to guess e.g. ‘I’m thinking of a circus performer that starts with cl  _______ ‘, ‘An animal that starts with fr _______ ‘. 
  4. Students guess the word and spell it to their partner. 
Another Possible way to Use this Poster:
  1. Complete a running record or a student.
  2. If initial blends appear to be a sounds the student needs knowledge on, go to and find & print the initial blends words poster.
  3. Explore the poster together.
  4. Practice the onset & rime.
  5. Place the poster in a loose leaf folder to create a book or personal sounds the student needs to work on. 

Yet Another Way You Might Like to Use this Poster

  • Recorded reading – students record themselves reading the word lists (phone, tablet, PC) and listen to themselves reading the words back. Ask them to identify words they need to practice and what they perceive to be the problem. How will we fix that problem?

Where to Next?

How about a long u words poster or a CVC Phonics Game