You can download an informal screener for all initial blends (s blends, r blends, l blends, w blends).  This screener has one picture for every initial blend to help with target setting.

An informal screener for final blends can also be downloaded. This screener has one picture for all final blends in words – (eg st-ghost,  sk -desk,  lk – milk,  lp – help. etc)

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Initial s blends 

  • sk – sky, scar, score, ski, skirt, scuba, skate, skip, scooter, skull, scorpion, school, skeleton, scarf, scared, scale, scalp, score, skid, skin, skinny, skunk

  • sl – sly, slug, slot, slow, slim, slip, sled, slam, sleep, sleeve, slice, slide, slime, sling, slope, sleuth, slushy, slippers

  • sm – smog, smart, smoke, smile, smell, small, smash, smudge, smooth, smoothie, smartie

  • sn – snap, snip, snow, snack, snake, snoop, snout, snore, snail, sniff, snatch, sneeze, snooze, snowman

  • sp – spy, spa, spot, spin, spud, speed, spade, space, spice, spine, sport, spell, spoon, spill, sponge, spoil, spatula, spanner, sparkle, spare, speak, special, spike, spear, spider, spaghetti

  • st – stop, stab, stay, star, stem, stick, step, stir, stork, stand, start, steal, stone, storm, stool, story, stump, stack, stare, sting, stair, steer, stink, stuff, stamp, steak, stuff, stove, statue, stapler, start, stage, stall, steam, steeple, stereo, store

  • sw – swim, swap, swan, swat, sway, swoop, swarm, swiss, swing, sweep, swipe, swoop, swirl, swamp, sweat, sweet, switch, swiper, swivel

Medial s blends

  • sk – biscuit, rescue, escape, basket, telescope, whiskers, basketball, iceskate

  • sl – asleep, muesli, whistling, wrestling, gosling

  • sw – crosswalk, flyswat, crossword, beeswax

  • sp – whisper, teaspoon, passport, hospital, suspect, crispy, asparagus, display, newspaper.

  • st – toaster, pasta, lipstick, costumes, sister, chopsticks, Easter, rooster, mister.

  • sm – Christmas, policeman, placemat, spaceman, Tasmania, asthma

  • sn – Disney, parsnip, rattlesnake.

Final s blends

  • sp – wasp, crisp, clasp

  • sk – ask, mask, tusk, desk, disc, flask

  • st – toast, cast, ghost, breakfast, nest, crust, post, last, first

  • ks (x) – mix, fix, fox, wax, box, six, socks, rocks, locks

  • kst (xt) – next, text, sixty

Plurals galore!

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