These are quick 5 minute activities to do that progressively get harder as the year goes on. Below are examples of what the pages look like.
When teaching beginning sounds, I used this simple set of Beginning Sound Picture Cards when working on identifying, recognizing, matching sounds, etc. The pictures are easy for students to recognize and this set includes sounds for long and short vowels too. We used these cards every day to review new and old sounds.
Another thing that you can do for daily practice on sounds is my Sounds Fluency & Fitness bundle. It helps student say the beginning, middle, or ending sound they see and then throws in some exercise slides as well! Students LOVE doing these and don’t realize they are learning.
These Build It Beginning Sounds centers help students fill in the missing beginning sound and then they can read the word. I differentiate these centers as well with cards that have a letter hint on the them and cards that are missing the beginning sound.
Stamping is always a simple, yet fun center. Throw these worksheets in centers for students to work on beginning sounds. It has the letters at the top that students will need to use, in case they need some extra help. This is included in my Stamping Bundle which works on many skills.
You might also find my blog post 5 Way to Practice Beginning Sounds with Kindergarten RTI Students helpful for those students that are still struggling with their letter sounds.
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