This packet is not intended to be a substitute for the resources used in classroom instruction. Rather, it is a tool to assist anyone working with primary aged students on letter sounds. The images are simple and friendly in order to encourage a comfort level for the very young reader. Each card has the letter or letter combination, a word where that sound is used, and an picture illustration of the word. My suggestion is that the child recite the letter names, then voice the sound the letter/s make, finally recite the example word. ie: for “cr”, say “c” “r”, make the “cr” sound, then read “crab.” It is my desire that this book build your child’s confidence in and enjoyment of reading.
I have listed more example words on the page above the card on the left page. If there is a rule that applies, it is briefly noted. Feel free to mark up these pages. I have intentionally kept them simple in order that you have a clean palette on which to write.
The four nonsense phrases at the back of the book are examples of how the issue of difficult sight words was addressed. Some words simply can not be explained with the “sound it out” approach. I created silly phrases with illustrations that could be read in conjunction with rhyming sight words. If your child has this same problem with specific words, you might try this technique.
Once again, this is not a complete compilation. It is a
sampling of letter sounds that I found to be a beneficial. I wish you well as you practice letter sounds with your reader.