Engaging and hands-on beginning sounds practice! Your students will love stamping out and writing (or tracing) beginning sounds. These are great for whole-class teaching, small group instruction, literacy centers, independent practice, morning work, or intervention.
Beginning sound pictures (20 different pages) that students can say, stamp, and write or trace. These no prep (just print and go) activities can be used by students to practice important and crucial beginning literacy skills, beginning sounds.
Why use Beginning Sounds Stamp and Write?
Research supports how important it is for beginning readers and writers to practice identifying beginning sounds. Intentional, frequent, and focused opportunities to practice over an extended time (deliberate practice) facilitates automaticity with this skill. Since research also shows that learners are more motivated to do an activity that is fun and novel, Beginning Sounds Stamp and Write or Trace are activities that meet these criteria. Beginning Sounds Stamp and Write or Trace combines the motivation of hands-on, engaging activities (the kids LOVE to use the stamps) and deliberate practice with the goal of helping students gain automaticity in identifying beginning sounds and to do it in a way that is both fun and motivational.
How to Use:
Go over each picture name with the students. Have them repeat the name of each picture. If students do the activity independently, teach them to say the picture, listen for the beginning sound, and then stamp or write the beginning sound that they hear in the word. If they write first, have them stamp the word next and vice versa. If you have students that need more support, have them use the Beginning Sounds Stamp and Trace sheet. They say the word, identify the beginning sound, and then check the sound against the traceable letter Then, they will stamp the letter.
This activity can be used as morning work, at the beginning of a reading group, in a literacy center, or any other way that fits with your needs. It’s also a useful tool to be used by a parent volunteer or a paraprofessional working with one or a few students.
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