The pack includes 6 sets of colored mats and picture cards for sorting words by their beginning sound. There are 3 picture cards per letter and 4-5 letters per set. Vowels and consonants are offered in both blue and red (print the set that is consistent with your educational setting).
Blackline masters of the mats and picture cards are also included in the sets to use as extensions or cut-and-paste style worksheets.
Small letters cards are provided for sorting unique subsets of pictures by their beginning sounds (i.e., choose the sets of letters and picture cards for sorting). The Small Letter Cards (both lower and upper case) may also be used for: 1) matching upper case and lower case letters, and 2) sequencing the letters from A-Z (putting in ABC order).
Please note: In his book, How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way (2006), Tim Seldin recommends a specific ordering and grouping of letters when helping children learn letter sounds. Following this sequence, the letters are introduced in an order that allows the child to read and spell many words with the letters he or she has already learned. The mats in these Beginning Sound Sorts were created to coincide with Tim Seldin's recommended sequence and groupings for teaching letter sounds.
The purchase of one license of this product allows for single teacher, single classroom use. Please purchase multiple licenses if the product will be used in multiple classrooms or schools.