There is more to the letters of the alphabet than the abc song! All those letters not only have names but their own sounds (& sometimes more than one!). Oh my… it is HARD work! It takes practice and this set of beginning sounds printables has got you covered.
This beginning sounds resource includes a variety of printables to complement your classroom instruction. Students need repeated practice to help increase both their speed and accuracy with sound-symbol correspondence. I always like having quick print & go worksheets on hand for continued review and for those students that might need extra practice.
Picture sorts are included for all the letters of the alphabet. Great for when you first introduce individual letters and their sounds to your kiddos. Students cut and paste the pictures with the matching beginning sound onto their page. These can be introduced in any order depending on the phonics program you follow. Many programs begin with consonants with consistent letter sounds (letters that have only one sound) and that do not look alike. For example: b, j, k, m, n, p or t. Pages for all the letters and their alternate sounds: soft/hard c & g and long/short vowel sounds are included.
These printables work on the phonological awareness skill of isolating the beginning sound in a word. Students match the two pictures that have the same beginning sounds. Well developed phonological awareness is connected to success in learning to read and spell.
These printables provide practice matching beginning sounds and letters. This activity has students cutting, pasting and sorting pictures to match with their beginning letter.
Print it! Pages
Practice, practice and more practice… with these Print it! pages. The same 8 images are used for each letter on all the printables to help your students really make those sound-letter connections. If students are familiar with the images they spend less time trying to figure out what they are and more time listening for the sounds.
This set has the option of multiple page (with the cut & paste pieces on a separate page for several students) or one page printables. In the classroom I like to use the full page version with the cut & paste pieces separate. This allows for everything to be a bit larger for easier cutting and glueing. TIP: I often print the cut & paste pieces on colored paper. It looks attractive but also helps kids see and keep track of their pieces easier. The one page versions are more convenient, save on paper, great for when you are making a copy for only one student or sending work home (distance learning or homework).
I couldn’t help myself but to add all the picture cards to this set! They are great when introducing each letter and sound. They use the same illustrations as the printables which helps provide consistent examples for new learners. They also make a great letter/sound sort center activity for your literacy stations.
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