These picture sorts are a hands-on approach to word study and an excellent way for students to learn, practice, and apply phonemic awareness skills. During the picture sort, students compare and contrast the beginning sound of picture cards to an anchor picture to determine if it has the same beginning vowel sound. These are great for whole-class teaching, small group instruction, literacy centers, independent practice, or homework. These can also be copied and sent home for distance learning.
- 25 beginning sound sorts comparing two vowel sounds (long and short vowels)
- Sorts include: short vowel vs. short vowel, long vowel vs. long vowel, and short vowel vs. long vowel
- NO PREP printables with all components on one page
- I Can… poster with center directions
- There are five pictures per anchor sound (10 total pictures for each sort)
- Students do not need to know all of the letter names to do these sorts. The purpose is for them to learn, practice and apply the one anchor sound and connect it to that letter name.
- To extend the learning, students can write the beginning sound (or all sounds they hear) for each picture on or near the picture.
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Linda Ekstrom and Michelle Woods