This is an extensive set of picture and letter cards for your students to practice isolating beginning sounds in words and matching sounds with letters. The pack includes 114 different picture cards, with 114 matching letter cards. I have included 6 pictures and matching letter cards for most consonants in the alphabet. I have included 3 pictures and matching letter cards for each of the consonants q, w, y, and z; I have not included the letter x, since it is not regularly used at the beginning of English words.
I use these card in whole-class instruction, small group interventions, and literacy centers to help my students isolate and identify beginning sounds and letters. The pack includes instructions for Memory/Matching, Go Fish, and two- and three-way sorts. You can differentiate these activities by giving students more or fewer letters at a time, giving each student the target letters he or she is currently working to master, or using just picture cards and leaving out the letter cards.
114 picture cards (left-hand mittens)
114 letter cards (right-hand mittens)
Two-way sorting mat
Three-way sorting mat
Directions for Memory/Matching, Go Fish, and sorting activities