This cut and paste activity is an excellent tool to teach initial consonants. Students are given a chart with four letters (C, R, S, and W) and four categories. They are given 16 pictures. The students have to find the picture that begins with one of those particular letters and place it in the correct category.
For example, the hot dog should be under the letter H, next to "food." The words are not with the pictures so the student does not just match the letters. They have to sound out each word to figure out what the word begins with.
To avoid frustration or being overwhelmed, the pictures can be cut out by the teacher in advance. Students can be given all the food pictures. Then when that is completed, students can get the weather pictures and so on.
This activity can be used for an entire class or individually.
Boardmaker symbols simplify the definitions for students with special needs (see below).
Worksheet would be excellent for Pre-K through grade 2, also for all grades with special education students.
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