Introduce letters with a sounds-first approach with these practice pages, sound cards, and interactive PowerPoints! Use these multisensory resources to help your students make letter-sound connections faster.
Start with the PowerPoint to get your kids moving to learn the letter. Then, use the pages whole-group OR in your small-group sessions.
Sound cards can be displayed in your classroom. There are 2 sizes so you can use them in small groups as well. *Includes the alphabet and digraphs*
This bundle includes the following 2 resources:
⭐2 practice pages for each letter in the alphabet: lowercase, then uppercase
- 1. Say picture names, then isolate the first sound to identify the focus phoneme
- 2. Discuss articulation
- 3. Identify type of sound (vowel/ consonant, voiced/ unvoiced)
- 4. Find pictures that begin with the focus sound
- 5. Practice writing the letter
- 6. Find the letter
- 7. Review by tapping the letter and saying the sound and name
- *Plus 2nd page: kids practice the capital letter and review the lowercase.
⭐Bonus: digraph pages
⭐Review pages for 3 sounds at a time
⭐Sound cards in 2 sizes
⭐Teacher Guide & Answer Keys
PowerPoint Activities for each letter:
- Isolate the sound: Students say 4 picture names and identify the focus sound.
- Analyze articulation: Discuss how the sound “feels.” How is the mouth formed? What is the tongue touching? etc.
- Action: Each letter has a motion for students to perform with the letter sound: A- alligator chomp, B-bunny hop, etc.
- Body-Spelling: Students make the letter with their bodies
- Sound Extension or Bounce: Students point to follow the dotted line to extend the sound or ‘bounce’ it
- Pointing Dots under alliterative sentences help kids track words with 1:1 correspondence
- Sky-writing capital and lowercase letters
- Sky-circling pictures that begin with the target sound
- Turn & Talk: The last slide asks students to turn to a partner and share ideas of more examples
Includes a free digital upgrade! A Google slides version that can be used on tablets or any device by students! Includes audio, animated gifs, moveable parts. . . so much fun!
In addition to the activities above, there are half and full-page alphabet sheets where kids can draw and write an example. Use these for
- exit tickets
- whole-group extension activity
- center activity
- make a class book