This resource contains 25 activities that involve matching words to pictures to address the Common Core Reading Foundational Skills of Phonics and Word Recognition. Each of the picture/word sets includes words that start with the same initial consonant so that students do not rely only on the beginning letter. The goal of these activities is for students to be able to fluently use phonics to read simple short vowel words, words with consonant blendsand words with digraphs. A tracking sheet is included to record dates the students does the lesson and finally the date of mastery. Check out the preview to see some examples.