Picture Sound Sorts for Phonemic Awareness (Phoneme Isolation of Initial Sound)

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Hello Literacy
Grade Levels
PreK - 2nd
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30 pages
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This resource is great practice for readers in the pre-reading stage and all readers unable to identify and discriminate initial phonemes. This sound sorting activity is best done as a teacher led activity so immediate feedback can be given to the child so they can be guided and directed to mastery within the session.

There are 18 sheets but 34 possible sound sorts including:

  • B, M
  • R, S
  • B, M, R, S
  • T, G
  • N, P
  • T, G, N, P
  • C, H
  • F, D
  • C, H, F, D
  • L, K,
  • J, W
  • L, K, J, W
  • Y, Z, V
  • AD, AG, AT
  • OP, OG, OT
  • UG, UT, UN
  • IP, IG, ILL
  • A, A_E, AI, AY
  • -Y, E, EE, EA
  • I_E, I, -Y, IGH
  • O, O_E, OA, OW
  • U, U_E, OO, EW
  • S, H, SH
  • C, H, CH
  • H, SH, CH
  • SH, TH
  • CH, WH
  • SH, TH, CH, WH
  • S, T, ST
  • SP, SK, SM
  • SC, SH, SW
  • P, L, PL
  • SL, BL, PL
  • CR, CL
  • FR, FL
  • CR, CL, FR, FL
  • BR, BL
  • GR, GL
  • PR, DR, TR
  • KN, PH
  • QU, WR
  • KN, PH, QU, WR

This resource is best suited for small group instruction like Guided Reading or a Structured Literacy lesson or done individually with students. Appropriate for Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3 intervention if intervention is progress monitored. Phonemic Awareness does not have to be fancy, just done daily with intention, and is a part of a balanced literacy classroom, as well as a Science of Reading classroom.

If you have any questions, please ask here.


Jen Jones


Total Pages
30 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months
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