Mastering letter sound knowledge is a very important step for young children as they learn how to read. Children who have a firm understanding of this skill make for great readers as they are able to decode .
What is letter sound knowledge?
Children who have letter sound knowledge, know the sounds letters or groups of letters make. Many people also know this is also known as phonics.
There are so many ways you can help children learn and master this skill but here I always suggest hands-on methods whenever possible. One my students loved were letter sounds clip cards.
What are letter sound clip cards and how to they teach letter-sound knowledge?
Letter sound clip cards are simply clip cards that focus on letter sounds. These cards use images that are familiar to children to allow them to make the connection between the sound they here and the letter they see.
How do I make letter-sound clip cards?
To make these cards you’ll need to choose a shape you want children to work with. Then select the images you believe are familiar to children. These cards can be made in programs like PowerPoint, Word or Canva and images can be purchased from a variety of places but I prefer Teachers Pay Teachers. They take a few hours to digitally assemble but once they’re done you’re good to go.
Or you can download my Letter Sounds Clip Cards .
Once downloaded you can assemble in these easy steps.
3: Laminate & Cut
Store letter sound clip cards in an easy to reach place for young children. This lets them practice independently.
That’s it. Let me know what other fun, simple and effective tools you use to teach letter-sound knowledge to kiddos.