1100+ S Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Reading Passages Grouped by Place, Syllable, & Blend

1100+ S Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Reading Passages Grouped by Place, Syllable, & Blend

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S Words


Beginning

sit

soup

salt

seal

sick

sing

sun

save

seed

seat

city

said

sad

sorry

soap

sock

sail

sour

sign

sand

soft

seven

sink

son

safe

Middle

baseball

dancer

gasoline

grasshopper

motorcycle

fossil

pencil

muscle

beside

racing

insect

recipe

medicine

listen

glasses

bicycle

dinosaur

popsicle

eraser

faucet

messy

outside

passing

whistle

policeman

Ending

bus

face

ice

grass

horse

yes

address

office

purse

glass

pass

voice

nice

lips

class

dress

erase

house

mouse

race

lettuce

fence

miss

juice

this

SC/SK - Blends

scoop

scare

scarf

skirt

scout

scale

skinny

scar

score

skill

skip

skull

skunk

scab

skim

school

skin

skate

ski

sky

SL - Blends

slow

sled

slacker

slam

slab

slave

sleigh

slick

slit

slim

sliver

sludge

slug

slant

slob

sleeve

sleep

slip

slide

slap

SM - Blends

smell

smoke

smog

smear

smooch

smudge

smug

smock

smooth

smack

smite

smoky

smother

smuggle

smart

smash

small

smile

SN - Blends

snail

snack

snarl

snatch

snoop

snot

sneak

snip

snag

snob

snuggle

snooze

sniffle

snoop

snout

snorkel

snicker

snitch

snowball

snort

snap

snake

sneeze

snow

snore

SP - Blends

spoon

space

spy

spare

sponge

sparkle

spear

spend

spin

spine

spoon

space

spinach

spa

spark

speed

Spanish

speech

spice

spent

special

spider

speak

spill

spell

sports

ST - Blends

stamp

step

stack

stand

stay

steal

steer

stitch

still

steam

stone

stop

stem

state

stick

sting

store

stage

steak

start

stir

storm

stuck

sticker

star

stairs

story

student

SW - Blends

sweep

swallow

swaddle

swam

swap

swarm

swear

swat

sway

swell

swept

swipe

switch

sword

swollen

swamp

swim

swan

swing

sweater

sweet

sweat


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Initial S by Syllables


2
Syllable

ceiling

center

circle

city

cycle

saddle

sadly

safety

sailboat

salad

sandwich

scissors

seafood

seat belt

second

senior

sewing

singer

soccer

subtract

3
Syllable

celebrate

centipede

Central Park

cereal

cinnamon

citizen

city hall

sea lion

self-control

separate

signature

soccer ball

soda pop

sour cream

suggestion

summary

sunflower

syllable

sympathize

synonym

4
Syllable

celebration

cemetery

ceremony

certified mail

psychology

safety glasses

satellite dish

secretary

secondary

seeing-eye dog

separation

sewing machine

subdivision

superficial

superior

supermarket

supervision

symbolical

symmetrical

sympathetic

5
Syllable

civilization

psychological

self-analysis

superintendent

supervisory

6
Syllable

systematically

Medial S by Syllables


2
Syllable

beside

blossom

bracelet

chasing

decide

dissect

dresser

eyesight

faucet

fossil

glasses

guessing

kissing

lesson

listen

message

racing

receipt

reset

whistle

3
Syllable

bicycle

courtesy

December

deceptive

decimal

descendant

dinosaur

disagree

disappear

discipline

disobey

gasoline

grasshopper

medicine

officer

passenger

principal

recipe

recycle

tennis shoes

4
Syllable

accuracy

associate

capacity

disadvantage

impossible

jealousy

Minnesota

participate

policewoman

potassium

presidency

undecided

unicycle

velocity

vice-president

vitamin C

5
Syllable

animosity

association

classification

curiosity

disobedient

electricity

necessarily

potato salad

precipitation

unnecessary

vice presidency

water moccasin

Final S by Syllables


2
Syllable

address

anxious

birdhouse

bookcase

campus

careless

cautious

decrease

doghouse

famous

lettuce

minus

necklace

office

police

practice

shoelace

tennis

walrus

White House

3
Syllable

ambitious

apple juice

Columbus

contagious

courageous

courteous

curious

dangerous

delicious

embarrass

enormous

fabulous

generous

happiness

introduce

lemon juice

nutritious

octopus

poisonous

wilderness

4
Syllable

adventurous

anonymous

camera case

continuous

diagnosis

hilarious

miraculous

nevertheless

opera house

praying mantis

ridiculous

table tennis

tomato juice

unanimous

victorious

5
Syllable

appendicitis

hippopotamus

magnifying glass

metamorphosis

simultaneous

tuberculosis

Initial S Phrases and Sentences


circle of hands

sad face

fast sailboat

healthy salad

spill salt

hot sand

tasty sandwich

sharp scissors

playful seal

gray seatbelt

plant seed

number seven

sew cloth

feel sick

street sign

sing loud

bathroom sink

sit down

hand soap

soccer ball

dirty sock

so sorry

soup bowl

sour lemon

bright sun

garden sunflower

They made a circle with their hands.

She is so sad she is crying.

They are taking the sailboat on the water.

We ordered a salad for lunch.

The salt was dumped out on the table.

The desert had endless hills of sand.

You made a tall sandwich.

Don't run with scissors.

The seal rolled over on his back.

Put on your seat belt before leaving.

The seed will grow into a tree.

They made a seven out of stars.

She can sew the hole closed.

She is too sick to go to work.

The sign said 106 more miles.

She was not nervous to sing.

Get some water from the sink.

She would sit and wait everyday for the bus.

Wash your hands with soap.

They always want to play soccer.

The sock is hanging on the fence.

She told her dad sorry for not listening.

I ate chicken noodle soup when I was sick.

She found out that lemons are sour.

The sun was starting to set.

A sunflower grew in the garden.

Medial S Phrases and Sentences


blue bicycle

metal bracelet

ballet dancer

December holiday

scary dinosaur

wood dresser

pencil eraser

water faucet

wear glasses

tiny grasshopper

flying insect

kissing her

listen carefully

medicine bottle

secret message

messy room

small motorcycle

big muscle

go outside

short pencil

nice policeman

bright popsicle

horse racing

credit card receipt

old recipe

recycle bin

His bicycle is the blue one.

Her grandmother gave her the bracelet.

She was a ballet dancer.

Christmas is a holiday in December.

There was a dinosaur in the park.

The dresser is made of wood.

He used an eraser on his paper.

The faucet started to drip.

His glasses helped him see.

The grasshopper has big legs.

The insect has orange wings.

She is kissing the horse

Listen with the headphones.

He is holding the medicine bottle.

There was a message in the bottle.

He needed to clean his messy room.

We ride the motorcycle in the field.

His muscle is so big.

It is a beautiful day outside.

He needs to sharpen his pencil.

He has been a policeman for 10 years.

The popsicle is cold.

They are racing on the horse track.

The waiter gave him his receipt.

This is the best cookie recipe.

She is showing people how to recycle.

Final S Phrases and Sentences


bus ride

green cactus

night class

wooden doghouse

yellow dress

erase a mistake

beautiful face

white fence

water glass

tall grass

fast horse

two story house

cold ice

orange juice

green lettuce

pink lips

little mouse

silver necklace

empty office

police officer

big purse

long race

tied shoelace

tennis ball

fat walrus

yes please

I ran to catch the bus.

Cactus grow in funny shapes.

He took a night class.

The pug likes his doghouse.

She is wearing her yellow dress.

If you make a mistake, erase it.

She has a beautiful face.

The fence went around the land.

Pour me a glass of water, please.

I need to cut the grass.

The horse is running fast.

They moved into their new house.

The ice is melting quickly.

I want juice for breakfast.

The farmer grows lettuce.

She has pink lips.

The mouse wanted some cheese.

She is holding her necklace.

The office workers were all gone.

The police showed up at the crime scene.

She takes her purse everywhere.

They all wanted to race together.

Tie your shoelace before jogging.

Tennis is her favorite sport.

The walrus has huge tusks.

He said "Yes!" after being chosen for the job.

S Reading Paragraphs


Sailboat

Last December I was sad because my favorite baseball team lost in a tournament. You should have seen my face, it looked like someone erased my smile.

To cheer me up my dad took me out on our sailboat. It was a little messy so we took some soap and cleaned it up first. We took some sandwiches, soup, and juice and left the house early on Saturday morning.

We spent a few hours sailing around the lake. It was relaxing to just sit and listen to the water against the boat and soak up some sun. Dad told me he was sorry about the baseball team losing.

"They will have more chances to win in the future," he said. I told him I wasn't too sad anymore. "I just really wanted them to win," I said. Dad suggested that we sing the team song. He thought that would help us get excited for next years tournament.

"Next year we will sit outside on the grass behind the fence to watch the game," dad said. "We can take some salad, popsicles, and your toy dinosaurs. It will be the most fun we've ever had at a baseball game." I love my dad. He is so good at helping me be happy. 

No-Kissing Club

Kissing is gross. It makes me sick. On Valentine's Day my dad gave my mom some sunflowers in a glass vase. But that wasn't all. He also bought her a new purse, a bracelet, and a red dress. Mom was so surprised! She was so excited about all of her gifts that she threw her arms around dad and gave him a big kiss.

Yuck! It's one thing for them to say that they love each other all the time, but the kissing is too much for me. I have decided to start a club called "Anything But Lips" for people like me who don't like kissing.

I posted a sign outside and told all of my friends to come. We are going to meet in my dad's office once a week at six o'clock. We will talk about anything that is not related to kissing.

I have put a list of different topics together that we will discuss which includes: grasshoppers, motorcycle's, seat belts, soccer, tennis, soup, car racing, and insects, to name a few. Before I will let them come in the office, everyone will have to sign a contract saying they won't talk about kissing.

We have our first meeting tomorrow. I hope some people come. 

The Ice Hotel

My family and I want to see the ice house. It is really called "IceHotel", but I call it the ice house. It is located in a small town in Sweden called "Jukkasjarvi", I don't know how to say it but that's o.k. Everything inside of it is made of ice. Really!

There are ice sculptures, ice beds, ice walls, an ice roof, ice chairs, ice couches, and even an ice restaurant. People get married there, see the Northern Lights, snowmobiling, dog-sledding, and learn how to ice sculpt. It looks like so much fun, if you don't mind the cold.

Some of my friends have wondered how someone would sleep on a bed of ice. I told them you sleep on a bed of ice the same way you sleep on your bed at home...with blankets! I have wondered if the hotel has ice showers with ice soap but my mom told me it would be too cold for people to do that. I did read that they have a sauna in one of the deluxe rooms though.

Our family is going to save our money this year so we can go to Sweden in December and experience everything the ice hotel has to offer. We are so excited that we have already started packing! 


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Initial SC/SK Blends by Syllable


2
Syllable

scaffold

scarecrow

scary

schedule

scholar

schoolhouse

scooter

scoreboard

scorecard

Scotland

scouting

scuba

sculpture

scurried

skateboard

skier

skiing

skillful

skinny

sky blue

3
Syllable

scapula

scattering

scholarship

scorekeeper

scoutmaster

skeleton

ski patrol

sky diving

skyscraper

4
Syllable

5
Syllable

Medial SC/SK Blends by Syllable


2
Syllable

asking

basket

biscuit

Boy Scouts

cub Scout

discount

discuss

escape

grade school

grass skirt

high school

husky

ice skate

landscape

mascot

pesky

preschool

rescue

risky

whiskers

3
Syllable

Alaska

basketball

basketwork

butterscotch

discolor

disconnect

discourage

discover

Eskimo

fire escape

hula skirt

ice skating

microscope

mosquito

muscular

Nebraska

public school

roller skates

stethoscope

telescope

4
Syllable

discontented

discontinue

discovery

Easter basket

escalator

figure skater

kaleidoscope

microscopic

picnic basket

private schooling

roller skating

San Francisco

5
Syllable

Final SC/SK Blends by Syllable


2
Syllable

corn husk

face mask

gas mask

grotesque

mollusk

school desk

swim mask

unmask

3
Syllable

asterisk

data disk

mammoth tusk

office desk

reading desk

4
Syllable

5
Syllable

Initial SC/SK Phrases and Sentences


really scared

warm scarf

school room

skate fast

snow ski

white skirt

furry skunk

blue sky

skydive jump

She is scared to get a shot.

The scarf keeps her warm.

The school built three new rooms.

She wanted to skate on her own.

She is learning how to ski.

She is wearing her favorite skirt.

The skunk was walking in the dirt.

The sky was blue and bright.

To celebrate they want to skydive.

Medial SC/SK Phrases and Sentences


picnic basket

warm buscuit

secret escape 

high school club

husky pup

learn to ice skate

go to preschool

rescue swimmer

long whiskers

Their lunch was in the basket.

The butter melted on the warm buscuit.

The mouse made his escape.

They are all in high school.

The husky is playing in the snow.

She knows how to ice skate well.

My son goes to preschool.

They were able to rescue the swimmer.

The cat has long whiskers.

Final SC/SK Phrases and Sentences


ask questions

ripe corn husk

classroom desk

wear gas mask

party mask

wood school desk

blue swim mask

white tusk

clean whisk

You learn more if you ask questions.

The corn husk was ready to be picked.

I will sit in my favorite desk.

The gas mask kept him safe.

Wear a mask to the party.

She kept books in her school desk.

He left his swim mask by the ocean.

The elephant has a long tusk.

Use the whisk to mix the eggs.

SC/SK Reading Paragraphs


Scared to Ski

Scarlet had been scared to ski since high school. It had been 3 years since her skiing accident. She twisted her knee while skiing down a steep hill. She still didn't remember what had gone wrong.

All she remembered was that she was wearing her red scarf, black ski mask, and sky blue snow coat. She had brought a basket with some home made biscuits for her and her friend Skip to eat at lunch.

As she skiied down the hill she remembered one ski caught an edge in the snow and the next thing she knew her knee was in a lot of pain and she was being rescued by the ski patrol.

While she was in the hospital, the doctor asked her a few questions about how she was skiing on the hill. She remembered he had a deep husky voice. He told her that skiing accidents happen all the time and sometimes for no reason.

As she sat at her work desk she rubbed her knee just thinking about how bad it had hurt. She wanted to ski again, but she couldn't escape the fear of hurting her knee again. She didn't like feeling scared to ski. She had skiied for almost 10 years and didn't want to give it up.

She decided she would go skiing the coming weekend. "If I take it easy and go with a friend, maybe I can get past being scared," she thought.

Adventurous Skunk

Skylar is the most unique skunk you will ever meet. She wears pink skirts and likes to sky dive. Her favorite color is pink. If you ask her why she likes to sky dive she will simply say "I like the wind in my face." Skylar likes the wind in her face so much that she also ice skates, water skis, and scuba dives. She isn't scared of anything.

I asked Skylar why she scuba dives because you can't feel the wind in your face under water. She just smiled and simply said "I like the water in my face, as long as I have my mask on, it feels good on my whiskers."

I asked Skylar how she learned to do these types of sports. She told me she has been interested in ice skating since she was in preschool. As she got older she began to water ski and scuba dive. "I only started sky diving last year after I finished high school," she said.

I asked her where she gets the money to pay for these sports. She told me she works two jobs. She sells biscuits and other breads at the bakery during the day. At night she makes computer desks and sells them to furniture stores.

Skylar works hard and she plays hard too. I told her to have fun and be careful.


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Initial SL Blends by Syllable


2
Syllable

slacker

sledding

sled dog

sleeper

sleep-in

sleepless

sleepy

sleeveless

sleigh bells

slender

sliding

slightly

slingshot

slippers

sliver

slobber

sloppy

slowdown

sluggish

slumber

3
Syllable

slalom course

sledgehammer

sleeping bag

sleepwalking

sleepyhead

slide trombone

slip cover

slippery

slow motion

slow moving

sluggishness

4
Syllable

5
Syllable

Medial SL Blends by Syllable


2
Syllable

asleep

bobsled

bracelet

dislike

dog sled

grand slam

juiceless

landslide

loosely

nicely

priceless

rustling

ski slope

snow slide

translate

useless

voiceless

whistling

wrestler

wrestling

3
Syllable

carelessly

cross legged

dislocate

disloyal

misleading

purposeless

purposely

super slide

translation

translator

uselessly

wrestling camp

wrestling coach

wrestling match

wrestling team

4
Syllable

dislocation

legislation

legislative

5
Syllable

Final SL Blends by Syllable


2
Syllable

axle

bustle

capsule

castle

counsel

dorsal

fossil

missile

morsel

mussel

parcel

pencil

vessel

wrestle

3
Syllable

blood vessel

carousel

colossal

dismissal

rehearsal

utensil

4
Syllable

5
Syllable

Initial SL Phrases and Sentences


fast sled

light sleep

shirt sleeve

playground slide

toy slingshot

fuzzy slippers

dog slobber

lazy sloth

drive slow

He went fast downhill on his sled.

Sleep on the couch for a nap.

He fixed the sleeve under his coat.

He went fast down the slide.

His mom let him play with a slingshot.

She left her fuzzy slippers on the couch

I hope the dog doesn't slobber on me.

Sloths hang upside down in trees.

Drive slow, children are playing.

Medial SL Phrases and Sentences


fast asleep

race bobsled

metal bracelet

dogsled race

big mudslide

quiet ski slope

English translator

loud whistling

wrestling match

They fell asleep on the couch.

Bobsled is a sporting event.

Her grandmother gave her the bracelet.

The dogsled team was out in front.

Stay far away from the mudslide.

He was excited to get on the ski slope.

Our translator speaks 4 languages.

He is whistling at the car.

The boys are in the championship wrestling match.

Final SL Phrases and Sentences


tiny blood vessel

vitamin capsule

kings castle

ancient fossil

hustle up

big missile

big muscle

short pencil

wrestle me

You can see the blood vessel on her eyelid.

She prefers to take a vitamin capsule.

The castle is on top of a cliff.

The fossil is of a fish.

He will get tackled if he doesn't hustle.

The truck has a missile on the back.

His muscle is so big.

He needs to sharpen his pencil.

The sumo's are starting to wrestle.

SL Reading Paragraphs


Dogsled Racing

I have a dog named Sylvester but we call him Sly for short. When we wrestle he likes to lick and slobber on me. We compete in dogsled races.

Dogsled races are hard work and we don't sleep much when we train for them. We don't go slow, we hustle...for many days. Some days it is hard not to fall asleep on the trail.

I talk to Sly through words and whistling. Dogsled races can be dangerous. One time we almost got caught in a mudslide and another time I pulled a muscle and needed help from another dogsled team. 

Sly and I help each other though. He is my best friend.

A Spy in Pajamas

My friend Sloan sleeps a lot. He told me about a crazy dream he had yesterday. In the dream he was a spy. He was being chased by bad guys on sleds down a ski slope. He had taken an expensive bracelet and destroyed the bad guys' castle. The bad guys were launching missiles at him and trying to slow him down.

When Sloan reached for something to defend himself, all he could find was a slingshot. He fired rocks from the slingshot as fast as he could. The bad guys began to laugh at him. Not because of the slingshot, but because Sloan was doing all of this wearing pajamas and pink bunny slippers.

Sloan didn't care though.

He remembered he had a special capsule that could help him. He reached up his sleeve, grabbed the capsule and ate it.

A few seconds after he ate the capsule, Sloan was invisible. The bad guys couldn't see him. Just as he was about to escape, he woke up. It was a funny dream. 


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Initial SM Blends by Syllable


2
Syllable

smaller

small game

small talk

smarter

smelling

smelly

smiling

smitten

smoggy

smokehouse

smoke screen

smokestack

smoother

smugness

3
Syllable

smart aleck

smelling salts

smilingly

smoke chase

smoke jumper

smokier

smorgasbord

4
Syllable

5
Syllable

Medial SM Blends by Syllable


2
Syllable

basement

blacksmith

Christmas

classmate

dismay

dismiss

dismount

locksmith

outsmart

placemat

transmit

3
Syllable

businessman

Christmas card

Christmas Eve

Christmas tree

first baseman

locksmith shop

pacemaker

policeman

second baseman

silversmith

third baseman

4
Syllable

embarrassment

junior classman

lower classman

senior classman

upper classman

5
Syllable

Initial SM Phrases and Sentences


small man

smart girl

smash glass

smell good

happy smile

dirty smog

black smoke

smooth rocks

fruit smoothie

He feels small next to him.

She is a very smart girl.

He didn't mean to smash the window.

He stopped to smell the flower.

She has a beautiful smile.

Many large cities have smog.

The smoke was high in the sky.

The black rocks are smooth.

Would you like a drink of my smoothie?

Medial SM Phrases and Sentences


empty basement

tool making blacksmith

important businessman

Christmas tree

favorite classmate

skilled first baseman

nice locksmith

square placemat

nice policeman

He does laundry in his basement.

The blacksmith makes old-fashioned swords.

The businessman had many important meetings.

She sells Christmas trees.

Sue was her favorite classmate.

He got the runner out.

The locksmith is fixing it.

I will put my food on the placemat.

He has been a policeman for 10 years.He does laundry in his basement.

The blacksmith makes old-fashioned swords.

The businessman had many important meetings.

She sells Christmas trees.

Sue was her favorite classmate.

He got the runner out.

The locksmith is fixing it.

I will put my food on the placemat.

He has been a policeman for 10 years.

SM Reading Paragraphs


Smart Locksmith

Smitty is a clever businessman. He is smart, a smooth dealmaker, and always smells like pizza. Some people might not like that but since I love pizza, it's o.k. with me.

I am a locksmith and Smitty is the person I order parts from. When people break, smash, or ruin their door handles or locks, they call me. There are thousands of different types of locks and handles, but Smitty knows all of them. That's why I think he is so clever.

He and I were classmates at Smith High School and have worked together for 10 years now. He always answers my questions and has just the right locksmith tools and products I need to help my customers. I have wondered if he has a secret locksmith lab in his basement. That way he can be around locksmith parts and tools all the time.

When I asked him how he knew so much he smiled and said he was given a book at Christmas 10 years ago. The title of the book was "Everything You Need to Know About Locksmithing". "It isn't a small book," he said. He has learned everything he knows from that book.

Of course, he still has to be smart and remember the information in it, and being a smooth salesman helps too. There is a lot to be learned from reading. I should start reading some of the books I have in my basement.

Dumb Robber

As the policeman looked at the crime seen he saw some clues. The robber who had broken into the house was not that smart. He had smashed the window to unlock the door. But the door wasn't locked. The handle had just been replaced by the locksmith and didn't have a lock on it.

Then the robber had made himself a smoothie and left fingerprints all over the blender, the glass he drank the smoothie out of, and the placemat he had put the smoothie on. The robber even spilled some of the smoothie on the ground, stepped in it, and left footprints in the kitchen. Now the policeman had fingerprints and a shoe size.

The policeman followed the footprints past the Christmas tree. The robber had knocked some of the ornaments off so the policeman could tell that he went down the stairs to the basement. The home owner was a businessman who worked out of his basement office.

When he reached the basement, the policeman could smell some of the smoothie so he knew the robber had been there. The policeman looked around the basement. There were pictures of the home owner playing baseball. Judging by the pictures the policeman thought that the home owner was a first baseman.

The policeman saw a small ashtray on the home owner's desk. It looked like the robber had smoked while he was in the basement which would give the policeman more evidence to catch him. "This will be an easy case to solve," he thought, as he walked back upstairs. 


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Initial SN Blends by Syllable


2
Syllable

snack bar

snakebite

snakeskin

snapper

snare drum

sneakers

snicker

sniffle

snooper

snowball

snow boots

snowfall

snowflake

snowman

snowplow

snowshoe

snowstorm

snowsuit

snow tires

Snow White

3
Syllable

snake charmer

snapdragon

sneakiest

snickering

snowball fight

snow blower

snowmobile

4
Syllable

snapping beetle

snapping turtle

5
Syllable

Initial SN Phrases and Sentences


healthy snack

tiny snail

green snake

snap in half

going to sneeze

snore loud

use snorkel

pig snout

cold snowman

She is eating a midnight snack.

The snail has a hard shell.

The snake in the grass made me jump.

He showed us how to snap the pencil.

Allergies made him sneeze a lot.

He would snore loudly during his nap.

He uses the snorkel to breath under water.

The pig put his snout through the fence.

We will make a snowman this winter.

SN Reading Paragraphs


Sneezing and Snacking

Sometimes I snore at night. I sneeze a lot too. I can't help it. My wife told me to go see a doctor, but I haven't yet and I'll tell you why. I love midnight snacks too much.

Before my snoring and sneezing problem I would have to sneak out of bed at night to go to the kitchen. My wife is a light sleeper and I woke her up a lot. When she did she would get a little snippy with me, so I had to be more careful.

There was one night that my daughter caught me eating my snack in the kitchen. I asked her to go back to bed. The next day she snitched on me and my wife said eating midnight snacks can be unhealthy if you eat bad food. I told her I eat healthy food and she said it was o.k. then.

Don't get me wrong, I love my wife, and I love to sleep, but I get to see a lot of cool things at midnight too. Since eating snacks at midnight I have seen a snake in our yard, snow storms, and one night I watched a snowplow run into a snowman in my neighbor's yard. I was surprised that I didn't wake everyone up because I was laughing so hard. My neighbor is kind of a snob, so I thought it was funny it happened to him.

I will go see the doctor about my snoring and sneezing some day. There are too many fun things about having a midnight snack that I don't want to give up. I just hope my wife doesn't get sneaky and make a doctor's appointment for me.

Snakebite

My friend Terri plays the snare drum in her band. The band's name is "Snakebite". Terri told me that the band's guitar player was bit by a snake when he was a teenager and wanted to name a band after it.

When I went to listen to them play I started to snooze. They were good, but I didn't like their style of music. When Terri asked me how I liked their sound, I told her she played the snare drum well. She knew I was being sneaky and asked what I really thought.

I told her that I had fallen asleep during their song. "I thought I heard someone snoring during the song," she said. "You all play really well, it just isn't my type of music," I said. "Next time I listen I will have to bring some snacks to help me stay awake."

The guitar player heard me talking to Terri and snickered "You wouldn't know good music if it sneezed on you."

"I think you sound great," I told him. "I just don't like the type of music you play. I think Snakebite is going to be very successful." He apologized and told me that I was a nice guy and that he liked my sneakers. Then he gave me a firm hand shake and snapped his fingers. "We'll remember you when we're famous," he said. 


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Initial SP Blends by Syllable


2
Syllable

space bar

spaceship

Spanish

sparkle

spark plug

spatial

speaker

speaking

spearmint

special

speechless

speedboat

spelling

spider

spinach

spinner

spoken

spooky

spoonful

sporty

3
Syllable

space heater

space station

spaghetti

Spanish rice

spatula

specialist

specialize

specific

speculate

speedily

speed limit

spelling bee

spider web

spinal cord

sponsorship

sporting goods

sportsmanship

sportswriter

4
Syllable

spectacular

speech therapist

speech therapy

speedometer

spider monkey

spinal column

spiral notebook

spiritual

spontaneous

5
Syllable

Special Olympics

specialization

specifically

specification

Medial SP Blends by Syllable


2
Syllable

crispy

despair

despise

despite

grasping

high-speed

inspect

inspire

misspell

passport

respect

respond

response

Shakespeare

teaspoon

whisper

3
Syllable

aspirin

baby spoon

desperate

disposal

hospital

inspection

loudspeaker

mispronounce

outer space

outspoken

respectful

suspenders

suspicious

tablespoon

transparent

whispering

4
Syllable

asparagus

correspondence

desperation

despicable

disposable

disposition

disputable

especially

hospitable

inspiration

perspiration

prosperity

respectable

respiration

responsible

tablespoonful

unspeakable

5
Syllable

hospitality

indisputable

irresponsibly

respiratory

6
Syllable

inspirationally

respectability

responsibility

Initial SP Phrases and Sentences


outer space

speeding car

big spider

spill juice

green spinach

wet sponge

spooky night

silver spoon

play sports

It would be amazing to go into space.

The police chased the speeding car.

The spider waited for flies in the web.

Don't spill on the carpet.

Spinach is very healthy for you.

She squeezed the water out of the sponge.

The graveyard was spooky at night.

I eat cereal with a spoon.

You can choose to play many sports.

Medial SP Phrases and Sentences


asparagus stalk

crispy chicken

disposable dishes

high-speed train

big hospital

blue passport

brown suspenders

one tablespoon

whisper softly

I eat my asparagus steamed.

They made crispy chicken.

It's easier to clean with disposable dishes.

She was riding on a high-speed train.

We are going to the hospital tonight.

You must have your passport to enter.

He wears suspenders instead of a belt.

The recipe says to use one tablespoon.

She whispered into the girl's ear.

SP Reading Paragraphs


My Friend Spring

Her parents named her Spring because she is happy despite what is going on in her life. Spring loves to eat asparagus and go to the spa. She spends most of her time studying space because she wants to be an astronaut. Either that or she wants to be in the hospitality business.

I have known her for one year, but Spring and I have only been on one date. We have spent a lot of time together during the last year. She speaks softly but is confident. She is an amazing cook and loves to eat spicy food. She uses spices I have never even heard of. She chews spearmint gum and likes spooky things, especially at Halloween.

She and I met in a speech therapy class in college. We have had many of the same classes and spent time doing homework, studying for tests, and working on class projects together. She is amazing at spelling. In addition to taking college classes, Spring volunteers for Special Olympics. She is inspiring to watch. As a coach, she sparks happiness in people even when they are really sad.

Spring also likes to speed when she drives. Don't tell her I told you though. I told her she is special to me and that I don't want her to get hurt. I think she respects my opinion. I told her I would spy on her to make sure she slows down. She just laughed and said she will try and be better.

Sports Crazy

Spike is a sports nut. Some people might say he is a sports lunatic. He knows specific statistics about almost every baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, hockey, tennis, rugby, and cricket game that has been played in the last 6 years. The first basketball game he watched sparked his interest. From that time on, he has almost become a specialist in most sports and their players.

I think he should be a sports writer. If he had it his way, he would eat spoonfuls of sports for breakfast. When I told him that he responded by saying "They might be a little crispy!"

Recently, he has become more interested in motor sports like car, motorcycle, and speedboat racing. A few months ago he was changing spark plugs in his car. He realized there were sports that use machines and he didn't know anything about them. Since then he has spent every day watching and researching motor sports.

He spends a lot of time and money learning about sports. That way he can speak to others about them and answer questions they might have. Some people have asked him to speculate about what teams or drivers will win so they can bet on them. Spike won't do that though. He says he has too much respect for sports to "sell them out". 


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Initial ST Blends by Syllable


2
Syllable

staircase

stallion

standard

staple

starfish

statement

station

statue

steamer

sticky

stinger

stolen

stomach

stopwatch

storage

stories

stormy

student

study

stumble

3
Syllable

stadium

stalactite

stalagmite

stateswoman

statistics

stepbrother

stepfather

stepladder

stepmother

stepping stone

stereo

stethoscope

stomach ache

storm cellar

storm warning

storm window

studio

study group

study hall

stupendous

4
Syllable

stationary

station master

station wagon

5
Syllable

Medial ST Blends by Syllable


2
Syllable

bandstand

beefsteak

breastbone

bus stop

chestnut

chopsticks

costume

distance

footstep

head start

lipstick

mister

mistake

postage

postcard

question

restless

rusty

shoe store

yardstick

3
Syllable

artistic

assistance

bus station

consistent

customer

devastate

distinguish

establish

estimate

fantastic

gas station

gymnastics

honesty

mistaken

outstanding

post office

question mark

substitute

thermostat

understand

4
Syllable

consistency

constitution

Costa Rica

custodian

establishment

grocery store

historian

hysterical

interesting

investigate

misunderstand

optimistic

pessimistic

questionable

realistic

solar system

superstition

T.V. station

understanding

United States

5
Syllable

constituency

investigative

unquestionable

Final ST Blends by Syllable


2
Syllable

against

almost

artist

August

breakfast

cutest

dentist

forest

honest

largest

longest

loudest

newest

oldest

request

smartest

strongest

suggest

toothpaste

youngest

3
Syllable

analyst

happiest

hornet's nest

hungriest

interest

journalist

littlest

loveliest

luckiest

naughtiest

optimist

overcast

pianist

prettiest

quietist

scientist

silliest

skinniest

specialist

therapist

4
Syllable

biologist

economist

enthusiast

geologist

pathologist

psychologist

unhappiest

ventriloquist

violinist

5
Syllable

audiologist

cardiologist

ophthalmologist

Initial ST Phrases and Sentences


bright star

juicy steak

sticky gum

stir around

sore stomach

stop sign

clothing store

rain storm

fun story

I see more than one star.

The steak is on the grill.

The gum on my shoe is too sticky.

I need to stir to soup.

His stomach was sore from the pain.

Always stop when you see the sign.

It was their favorite store to shop at.

It was a big lightning storm.

Mom read a story to her son.

Medial ST Phrases and Sentences


at the bus stop

busted criminal

bamboo chopsticks

Halloween costume

red lipstick

old postcard

ask a question

rusty metal

long yardstick

The man waited at the bus stop.

The man was busted for theft.

His chopsticks were made from bamboo.

He wore a costume to the party.

She is putting on red lipstick.

Send us a postcard when you get there.

She raised her hand to ask a question.

The rusty containers were in the field.

A yardstick is 3 feet long.

Final ST Phrases and Sentences


eat breakfast

bare chest

dentist visit

dressed man

fast horse

thick forest

bird nest

green toothpaste

sore wrist

I love bacon, eggs, and orange juice for breakfast.

His chest is muscular.

I went to the dentist for a check-up.

He was dressed for work.

You can tell that the horse is fast.

Many trees are in the forest.

There are eggs in the nest.

Toothpaste will help keep your teeth clean.

He is holding his wrist.

ST Reading Paragraphs


Spicy Chinese

Stan's stomach began to ache from eating spicy Chinese food. It started about 2 hours after he finished lunch. He used chopsticks so he wouldn't eat too fast but the food was catching up to him.

He stopped at the store on the way home from work because his chest was burning. He hoped that he could find something to help stop the burning.The antacid pills he bought didn't cost too much, especially if they would help.

It was starting to storm outside and Stan thought it would be a good night to stay in and relax on the couch with his favorite book "Stewart Little". He had plans to make steak for dinner, but he chose something lighter since his stomach was bothering him. When he got home he walked up the stairs to his bedroom and dressed in his most comfortable lounge clothes.

After changing and eating a light dinner Stan tuned his stereo to some classical music, sat down, and started to read his book. He read for about an hour and decided to stop and go to bed. He had thought about eating his leftover Chinese food for breakfast in the morning but he quickly changed his mind. The storm had passed and everything outside was still. Stan drifted off to sleep.

Running Stars

Steve and Dusty were the fastest runners on the high school track team. No one messed with them. Last August the both ran the longest races and finished in first and second place.

One time, someone asked them the question "How did you become such good runners?" Both of them had different statements. Steve said "I follow a constant and consistent training program and meal plan. I use a stopwatch to time my speed every race and I try to beat that speed everytime."

Dusty said "I run stairs everyday in the football stadium for thirty minutes without stopping. I can run long distances because I have established endurance in my lungs and muscles."

A woman came from the TV station wanted to ask them more questions like when they started running and how they became interested in it. Steve said "My grandpa told me stories about himself when he was a runner and that is what interested me in it." Dusty said "When I was a middle school student, I was always restless at night. I started falling asleep during the day. Running helped me stay calm, stop being anxious, and go to sleep. If I felt restless, I would go on a short run, and afterward, I would go right to sleep at night."

The woman from the TV station told them they were fantastic runners and wished them good luck on their next race. Steve and Dusty thanked the woman and headed to the shoe store to buy some new running shoes. 


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Initial SW Blends by Syllable


2
Syllable

swallow

swampy

swan dive

sweater

sweat gland

sweat pants

sweat shirt

Sweden

sweeping

sweetbread

sweeten

sweetheart

sweet tooth

swelling

swim mask

swimming

swinging

Swiss cheese

swivel

swollen

3
Syllable

sweetening

swimming hole

swimming pool

swinging bridge

swinging door

Switzerland

4
Syllable

sweet and sour

5
Syllable

Initial SW Phrases and Sentences


white swan

dripping sweat

red sweater

sweep up

sweet tart

swim fast

swing high

card swipe

off switch

The swan is a beautiful bird.

His shirt is covered in sweat.

She will buy the red sweater.

Their mom asked them to sweep up the leaves.

The dessert tasted very sweet.

He likes to swim in the lake.

She likes to swing at the playground.

Swipe your card to pay for it.

She will switch the light off.

SW Reading Paragraphs


Swap Meet Switch?

The swap meet was every Saturday at 10 a.m. Sweeney looked forward to the swap meet, there were so many fun and new things to see there.

Last week he had seen a swan with 4 ducklings and the week before that he saw a swarm of bees which was a little scary.

In the past, he had eaten sweet and sour chicken with Swiss cheese, bought a new swimming suit, and found the perfect broom for sweeping his floor at home.

During breakfast Sweeney was reading the newspaper and saw a new swap meet that was in town. He couldn't believe his eyes. "Two swap meets?" he thought. He wondered if he should switch which swap meet he went to.

He nervously searched the advertisement to see what time the second swap meet happened. His hands began to sweat. The newspaper said the second swap meet was on Saturdays at 2 p.m.

"Sweet!" said Sweeney. He knew exactly what to do. He would simply go to both swap meets! For a moment, Sweeney had thought he might have to switch which swap meet he would go too. He was so happy that he could go to both of them.

To celebrate he went into his room and put on his swap meet sweater and danced to his favorite Swedish music, both of which he had bought at a swap meet.

Sweet Birds

Have you ever met a swan or a swallow that loves sweets? There is a lake by our house that we go swimming in all the time.

Last week we were getting ready to eat lunch. We had brought ham sandwiches with Swiss cheese that were made from sweetbread and some sweets, chocolate cake and licorice. We began eating.

Just then a big white swan flew over by us. Then a tiny swallow flew down and landed on the ground by the blanket we were eating on. Both of them walked right up to the cake and stuck their beaks in it.

I swiped the cake away from them but they only switched their position to the other side of the blanket where I had put the cake.

I swatted at the swan. It didn't bother him and he just kept eating. I swatted at the swallow. He flew away from me but quickly came back to eating the cake.

I was working so hard to get the swan and the swallow away from our sweets that I began to sweat. I had never seen a swan or swallow with such a strong sweet tooth.

I worried that my wrists would be swollen from swatting at the birds so much. Luckily they weren't. Next time we go swimming at the lake I think I'll leave our sweets at home.


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This list of functional words was professionally selected to be the most useful for a child or adult who has difficulty with producing the "S" sound.

We encourage you to use this list when practicing at home.

Home practice will make progress toward meeting individual language goals much faster.

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are only able to see students/clients 30-60 mins (or less) per week.

This is not enough time for your child to overcome an articulation disorder with the "S" sound. But with high caseloads...

...it's all SLPs can do.

There's only so much time in the day.

Every day that your child goes without practice it becomes more and more difficult to correct an "S" error because he/she continues to say it incorrectly. 

We know life is busy, but if you're reading this you're probably someone who cares about helping their loved one as much as you can.

Practice 5-10 minutes whenever you can, but try to do it on a consistent basis (daily).

Please, please, please use this list to practice.

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