These games are designed to help early readers learn to identify letters and sounds through games! Easy prep too! It is designed to help your kids become proficient with letter sound recognition in an engaging way!
All activities are in color and for the sake of saving ink, I have included a black and white version. Just print on cardstock, laminate, and cut. For storage, I use white mailing envelopes with the clasp, 6 x 9 inches. I have also created labels that you can print on copy paper and glue to the front of the envelope or print them on Avery™ Shipping Labels #5160 (six to a sheet) and adhere them to your envelope. The labels provide the user with directions on how to use the activity. The labels are also available in black and white.
These activities would be great in a small group, one on one, or in a literacy center provided there is an older child, para educator, or volunteer to make sure the kids are getting the right answer. These are NOT self-checking activities.
Another way to use these would be to send home with parents for kids who need extra practice identifying initial sounds. You could use the black and white version. This also could be used as an intervention for your neediest students or for beginning ELLs to help associate symbols and sounds.
Here’s what’s included:
U Pick game-identifying the initial sound and picking the correct letter by clipping a clothespin or using a marker to place on the correct letter. You could laminate them back to back if desired.
Oddball Sound game-kids are given the letter and a corresponding picture identifying the beginning sound and then they must choose from a field of two pictures, which makes the oddball sound, the one that is different by clipping a clothespin. You could also laminate these back to back as well.
Beginning Sound game-This is actually five separate games in one. There are five spinners with different lowercase letters on them. Most kids come to school with a basic knowledge of upper case letters so I choose lowercase. Then there are 3 pictures that match each letter. Kids spin the spinner and whatever letter it lands on the kids must say the letter, the sound, and find a picture that matches. One spinner has all the vowels plus x and focuses on the initial short vowel sound.
All you need to supply are storage envelopes, clothespins, a pencil, and a paperclip (to make a spinner) and that’s it! So easy.
This is also part of a huge product called Mentoring Program for Kids
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