Nancy Childress
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Lower Primary
  • AHL
  • AHL 1-2
  • AHL Literacy
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Video

    Education Standards

    Word Detectives: Blending Sounds to Make Words

    Word Detectives: Blending Sounds to Make Words


    This lesson is for grades 1-2 on literacy. At Home Learning Lessons are a partnership between the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, PBS North Carolina, and the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. 

    Each lesson contains a video instructional lesson, a PDF lesson plan with a transcript, and a PDF file of extension activities.

    Lesson Overview

    This lesson plan, Word Detectives: Blending Sounds to Make Words, is a video based lesson for grades 1-2. Attached to this lesson is the YouTube video link to the video lesson and PDF files of the lesson plan and extension activities.

    Learning Goals:

    • Blend phonemes to make words 
    • Blend phonemes to decode words 
    • Engage in fluent shared reading