The science of reading has proven that students need to be able to hear the individual sounds in words called phonemes and focusing on beginning sounds is the best place to start because it’s the first phoneme their brains will be able to identify. These 100 beginning sound task cards make it fun and easy to reinforce letter sound-connections and, at the same time, build students’ phonemic awareness.
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Using the Beginning Sound Task Cards
In honor of our 100,000 Instagram followers, we pulled together a mega set of 100 beginning sound task cards for you.
Just print the cards on card stock and laminate to give them extra durability. Then cut apart the cards and place them in a photo box for easy storage.
Grab a basket of letters (alphabet magnets, Scrabble tiles, and letter unifix cubes work well) and invite your students to play!
They will grab a card, say the word, and then add the missing letter. For instance:
“Zap. Z-ap. That starts with the sound / z /. It is spelled with Z.” And then the student would place a Z on the empty line and pull out the next card in the stack.
As I mentioned, any letters will work for this activity but three of my favorite options are alphabet magnets, Scrabble tiles, and letter Unifix cubes. I grabbed all three of my sets on Amazon here:
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Grab Your Task Cards
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