How To Use Dominoes - Consonant Substitution Examples

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Example - Short Vowel

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Example - Long Vowel

What To Say - Do
  • Lay out the dominoes to spell words
  • Use the sound blending examples if needed to sound blend the word


  • Substitute the beginning consonant
  • Sound blend the word
  • Discuss the similarities
  • Repeat the substitution of the beginning consonant
  • Substitute the ending consonant and discuss the similarities
  • Substitute the beginning and/or ending consonants and discuss the similarities



To develop vocabulary, have the student define the word or use it in a sentence.