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  • Aimee September 6, 2009 at 11:17 am

    I love your blog! We just started abeka1, so this is perfect timing! Thanks!

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  • The Sellars' September 6, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Aimee,These are wonderful! Thank you so much for creating and posting them!

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  • Motherhood and More September 7, 2009 at 7:21 am

    How do you use these blend ladders? They're so cute!

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  • Confessions of a Homeschooler September 7, 2009 at 9:58 am

    When you are teaching phonics, Abeka teaches vowels first, then starts with consonants. Once you introduce a consonant, you explain that you can 'blend' them with the vowels to make words.So these cards are used as flashcards kind of, Abeka starts with the consonant T, so you show them the blend ladder card and sound out the 't' and then the 'a' separately, then closer together, then finally as 'ta' (They start with short vowels first).You do this with each vowel as you go down the ladder. Once you've explained all of the blended sounds for that consonant, I use them as a review each day and make them read down the ladder by themselves.You do this with each consonant as its introduced. Once they have the blends memorized, then you can start adding ending consonants, so Te plus d = Ted, or Ti plus p = Tip, etc…its just a way for them to learn the blends so when they start reading a word, the only new sound they see is the last one, they've already got the beginning blend down pat!Clear as mud? LOL!

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  • Confessions of a Homeschooler September 7, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Also, I use them as word starters, once they're further along, they can come up with their own words by adding consonants to the ends of each ladder step. Like:taptentiptoptub

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  • Deana (The Frugal Homeschooling Mom) June 26, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I'm so excited I found these! Are they the exact same as A Beka's official ones? If so, you just saved me over $20!!! Thanks so much! 🙂

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  • Confessions Of A Homeschooler June 27, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Deana: Yes the phonics are identical, a blend ladder is a blend ladder LOL! But the images are probably different on each card then on the abeka ones.

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  • Masto Mama August 8, 2010 at 11:03 am

    These are so awesome–thank you so much! Carla (Masto Mama)http://mastomama.blogspot.com/http://mastomamamakeovers.blogspot.com/

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  • Anonymous September 27, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Thanks you so much for this resource! I was going to make my own and thought I would google to see if there were already some out there i could print, and there your site was! Thanks for your help!!

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  • Anonymous October 11, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I am so glad I found this! I was about to dish out the $20 for the one's on the Abeka site.

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