This is a fun activity for practicing the ending blend –nch. It is ideal for students who have learned both tch and ch, but are struggling to discriminate /nch/ at the end of words. Some students may come across this difficulty because the two phonemes /n/, and /ch/, are pronounced so closely together in the blend (/n/ on the alveolar ridge, and with /ch/ just behind it, the /n/ can sometimes get “lost”). Doing this activity will strengthen auditory discrimination between /ch/ and /nch/, by allowing the students to hear the two sounds within words many times, and practice sounding out words aloud or to themselves.
- Hole punch
- Printed activity sheet (below)
Make it Multisensory …
- Call out one of the words or image from the sheet above.
- The student will take a hole punch and punch a word or image only if it contains /nch/.
- If the word ends in /ch/, the student will not hole punch the word.
Short, sweet, yet effective!
Written by Georgia Diamantopoulos
Georgia is a tutor at Brainspring Learning Center in Shelby Township.
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