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Sounds of the Letter A: Building Phonemic Awareness & Phonics Skills

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This product is intended for use in either review or extended practice identifying short a and long a vowel sounds and blending those sounds correctly within words. The resource contains the following components:

* Use the instructional poster as a visual reference for your students. Jump-start your introduction to (or review of) the letter a with this poster. Then keep it on display for students to revisit as needed. It serves as a great companion to the activities in this product as well!

* The sort activity provides a simple, but effective way for students to practice distinguishing between the short and long sounds of a. The cards include both words and pictures for extra support.

* The elkonin box picture cards are a phonemic awareness exercise. To avoid confusion with words, these cards feature the same pictures as the sort activity. Touch points mark the sounds at the beginning, middle, and end of each word, with the vowel sound in red. Have students touch each point as they say the sound in the word. This is great for kinesthetic learners!

* There are 4 Short reading passages that feature words with -an, -am, -at, and a_e. These are great options for teacher read-alouds or student-texts. You can also use these as word hunt activities for more independent readers!

NOTE: Throughout this product, I utilized a font that is supportive for children with dyslexia, so these materials should be conducive to students who may display dyslexic characteristics.

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UPDATE: This item is now included in my product, "Vowels Bundle Package: Building Phonemic Awareness & Phonics Skills" along with other great resources for instruction with vowel sounds!


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