Initial & Final Phoneme Identification ~ Picture Based Cards ~ Phonological Awareness
There are approximately 44 phonemes, or sounds, in the English language (the number varies depending on the source). These sounds are represented by 26 letters of the alphabet. Phonemes can be categorized into 2 major groups: consonants and vowels. The activities in this packet include consonant sounds along with long and short vowel sounds. Please note that diphthongs and /r/ controlled vowels are not targeted in this packet.
Phoneme cards are included and can be used if desired. Please note that the letters on the phoneme cards are isolated with slash marks to designate that it is a sound and not a letter.
Consonant Sounds: b, d, f, g, h, j, k, l. m, n, p, r, s, t, v, w, y, z, ch, sh, th (unvoiced)
Long Vowels: A, E, I, O U, Short Vowels: a, e, i, o, u
LARGER GROUP/CLASSROOM IDEAS
• Teacher passes out initial or final phoneme card to students . Teacher says a sound (phoneme) aloud or holds up a
phoneme card with a desired target. The student who has the card that matches the target sound stands up and says the word aloud. You can expand this activity by having the student(s) generate more words that begin or end with that target.
• Teacher splits the students into two groups, one group gets phoneme cards and the other group gets picture cards. The students go around to peers in the other group trying to find the sound that matches their picture.
SMALL GROUP/INDIVIDUAL IDEA
• Teacher places a set amount of picture cards along with phoneme cards on the table. The student is asked to match the
phoneme to the picture with that ini%al/final sound.
Initial & Final Phoneme Identification Worksheets included!
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Created by: Michelle Hinkle Ostrow M.S., CCC-SLP
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