Beginning Sound Game
Size of group: 3-6
Appropriate grade level: K-1
Skill practiced: Phonics and decoding, sounds
Materials: Pictures, ideally with the word written, and cards with letters or combinations of letters such as “sh”.
Category: lesson plan/activity idea
Spread the word pictures out on the floor, and have each student pick a sound or letter card. Have them tell you the sound the card makes, and then have each student look to find a picture that begins with the same sound or letter. Then have them repeat their sound and read their word.
The speed with which they will find their words will show how quickly they have caught on, and their recognition of the sounds the letters and letter combinations make will be more consistent as well.
The younger students may need more help with some words, but the easier the words and the clearer the pictures, the better.