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In this activity, students identify the first letter of the words and sort the word cards by matching them to the correct letter and picture (b - bat, d - dinosaur, or p - pumpkin). I created this activity to help my students with b, d, and p confusion. This file includes a sorting mat and 2 sets of word cards. The first set is in black and white, and students must sort the words solely by identifying the first letter of each word. The second set is color coded to allow for differentiation. Students who struggle to identify the first letter can match the word to the picture that is the same color. This allows them to practice seeing and matching the letters without the frustration sometimes involved if they have difficulty with this skill. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Thanks so much for stopping by my store!