Consonant blends or clusters are two or more consonants together in which each consonant is pronounced, with no vowel sounds in between them. Ending consonant blends are also called final consonant blends.
pink, land, tent etc. are n blend words with an ending or final consonant blend. You can see nk nd nt appear at the end of the words.
Final consonant blends can be challenging to decode because the match between the spoken and written forms is not perfect.
Before attempting ending blends, it is advisable to do beginning blends since they are easier. Check this space for free worksheets for beginning blends like, bl, cl, fl, gr, pr tr, sm, sw, sp etc
In this post. we will be reading sentences for n blend words, nk nd nt. I will also be sharing ‘ng’ sentences.
Children usually miss one of the sound from the blend. ‘sink’ is sometimes pronounced or written as ‘sin’ or ‘tank’ is written ‘tak.’
To practice nk words in detail, go here. You will get 6 free worksheets which are ideal for introducing the nk blend. Do practice these worksheets before attempting these sentences.
For nk words flashcards with pictures, go here.
The sentences are very simple and are complemented with pictures. I have mostly used short vowel words. Read the sentences and match them to the pictures. You can also have children highlight the ‘nd’ words. It helps register the sound.
Before attempting this pack, do practice nd words in detail. You will get 6 free worksheets which are ideal for introducing nd words.
This pack can also be used for revisiting ending sounds. I have a pack of 6 free worksheets for nt words. Do check it.
Though ‘ng’ technically is not a blend but a digraph, still, I have included it in this pack since these four sounds sound pretty similar and are often confused with each other.
I have a free detailed pack of 13 worksheets for ng words. Do download it.
For ng words flashcards with pictures, go here.
I have also created these mini reading sheets where you will find all the four nk ng nt nd words sentences on one A4 sheet. It is included in the pack.