Review of how to form “sl”: The sounds “s” and “l” make up this consonant blend. Begin by smiling and placing the front of your tongue close to the roof of your mouth for “s” and ending by relaxing your lips and placing the tip of your tongue just behind your upper front teeth for “l”.
Practice the following words. 1. slip 2. slap 3. slim 4. slam 5. slacks 6. slope 7. sloppy 8. sleep 9. sleet 10. slimy
Practice the following sentences. 1. Don’t slip on the ice. 2. I don’t like it when they slap my back. 3. She is very slim. 4. That was a loud slam. 5. He bought some new black slacks. 6. Jan was skiing down the slope. 7. John’s desk is sloppy. 8. I wish I could get some sleep. 9. We are supposed to get sleet tomorrow. 10. The worm felt slimy.
Practice the following paragraph. I haven’t been able to sleep for three days. Three nights ago, the sleet and freezing rain was so loud against my window that it kept me awake. Two nights ago, I heard doors slam for over an hour in my apartment building. Last night, there was a noise that sounded like a constant loud slap. Now, I’m dead on my feet, and I need to go to work. I can’t find my slacks or my slip, and my apartment looks very sloppy. Maybe tonight will be better, and I’ll finally get the rest I need.