Resources › For Educators 20 Consonant Blends in Spelling and Sounds Share Flipboard Email Print Phillip Nemenz/Getty Images For Educators Special Education Reading & Writing Applied Behavior Analysis Behavior Management Lesson Plans Math Strategies Social Skills Inclusion Strategies Individual Education Plans Becoming A Teacher Assessments & Tests Elementary Education Secondary Education Teaching Homeschooling By Sue Watson Education Expert Sue Watson is a developmental support counselor who has worked in public education since 1991, specializing in developmental services, behavioral work, and special education. our editorial process Sue Watson Updated July 03, 2019 When considering a spelling program and how to best help children learn the sounds of the English language, remember to choose words that help them understand all of the 44 sounds. Part of those 44 sounds include the "blends." Blends are 2 or 3 consonants combined to form a distinct sound such as: bl cl, fl, gl, pl, br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr, sk, sl, sp, st, sw, spr, cr, str. These common words with blends are good to review and print for young learners. Sound: bl like in blueblue, black, blood, blew, blow, block, blob. Sound: cl like in clapclap, club, clay, cloud, climb, clown, class, close. Sound: fl like in flyflu, fly, flag, flat, flame, flood, flower, floor. Sound: gl like in gladglow, glad, globe, glide, glove, glass. Sound: pl like in playplay, plan, plug, place, plate, plant, plane, plain. Sound: br like in brownbrown, brow, broke, broom, break, brake, brag, bridge. Sound: cr like in crowcry, crow, crab, cried, crash, cross, crown, crack, crumb. Sound: dr like in drawdraw, drink, drum, drop, dress, drank, drove, drive. Sound: fr like in fryfry, from, frog, front, fresh, fruit, Friday, free. Sound: gr like in growgrow, grab, grew, grade, grass, green, grape, grown. Sound: pr like in bluepray, prize, proud, price, proof, print, prove, price. Sound: tr like in treetree, train, trust, trade, track, try, true, truck, trade, treat. Sound: sk like in skysky, skip, ask, skin, skate, skill, skirt, task. Sound: sl like in slipslip, slide, slap, slow, slam, sleep, slept, slipper, slim. Sound: sp like in spotspot, spill, spare, spot, spa, spam, spoke, speak, speed, spoon. Sound: st like in stopstop, stay, stem, star, start, stuff, stood, store, storm, stick. Sound: sw like in swingswing, sweet, sweat, switch, swell, swallow, sweater. Sound: spr like in springspring, spray, sprout, spread, sprout, spree. Sound: scr like in scrapscrap, screw, scrub, screen, scream, scratch, describe. Sound: str like in stringstring, strong, street, stretch, stroke, stripe, strange, struggle.