While the Pink Series focuses on 3 letter consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words with a short vowel, the Blue Series begins to introduce consonant blends while retaining that short vowel/phonetic element.
I began by introducing one consonant blend at a time with just their pictures, then invited L to use our movable alphabet to build the word. However, she wasn’t satisfied with just one blend at a time — she was hungry for more. So we actually ended up learning 3-4 new consonant blends each time I presented the work until we had gone through all of the Blue Series Cards.
Once she was comfortable building the words herself, I added the word cards to the photo cards and showed her how to read each word and match it to the correct photo.
Finally, L read from word lists of 5 words for each consonant blend without the added help of a photo. I intended to only read a few word lists at a time, but that just wasn’t enough for L — she insisted on reading through all 29 word lists in one sitting.