This packet includes a beginning sound circle map and pictures to sort for each letter of the alphabet. The letter Xx is an ending sound sort. There are also short and long sorts for the vowels. For this activity, students put pictures that begin with the given sound in the the circle and pictures that do begin with the given sound on the outside of the circle. These are perfect to use for independent groups during small group instruction. They are great for kindergarten and for struggling first graders.