Beginning S Blends: SC, SK, SL, SM, SN, SP, ST, SW

Two letter beginning blends that start with "s": sl, st, sp, sn, sc, sw, sk, sm

Resources that Contain more than 1 S blend

  • S Blends Word Lists (TJ Homeschooling) - word lists for sl, st, sp, sn, sc, sw, sk, sm. The main word lists are for beginning students who have basically only learned the 5 short vowel sounds; the secondary list contains words for more advanced students who have learned other phonograms. Also include tracing practice for each blend.




also included: SL beginning blend 2 sided flashcard*

*SL Blends Learning Pack (Word version) - (I provided the Word document as the flashcard did not print out well on a 3x5 card in PDF form. You can print it directly onto a 3 x 5 card from Word:

Other Resources on the Net:





ST Blend Learning Packet from TJ Homeschooling
The learning packet contains:

  •          ST Beginning blends word list
  •          Sample daily phonics routine
  •          Sentences that contain the “st” beginning blend (for copywork, dictation, etc).
  •          Reading drills
  •          ST Beginning blends Tic-tac-toe Boards
  •          Handwriting worksheet
  •          ST beginning blend 2 sided flashcard

ST Resources elsewhere on the net:

SK vs. SC Blends

sk and sc beginning blends

General Rule (there are exceptions):
(for the sc with the hard c sound)

Spell with "sk" when the vowel after it is a "e," "i,", or "y"

Spell with "sc" when the vowel after it is a "a," "o," or "u" or when a consonant follows the blend

Some exceptions: skull, skate, skunk

    For these blends we also practiced alphabetical order skills by putting the sk, then the sc words in alphabetical order and then I had my daughter read the alphabetized word lists for more reading practice.

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