These activity sheets will teach your students how to identify the position of phonemes.

The following collection of worksheets will guide your students through the identification of phonemes in each position within a word. Activities include marking the location of a specified phoneme based on picture clues, identifying the correct beginning sound from a given list of letters, identifying the correct ending sound from a given list of letters, identifying pictures whose descriptive words contain a specified phoneme (in any position), and more. Answer keys have been provided for instructors.

Fun Fact: While the exact count varies by scholar, the Taa language of western Africa contains more than 100 consonants and 44 vowels!

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Picture Names

Say the name of each picture. Find and mark where you hear the /k/ sound in each picture below. (cat, cup, book)

Find and Mark

Say the name of each picture. Find and mark where you hear the /g/ sound in each picture below. (dog, dig, girl)

Mark It Sold

Say the name of each picture. Find and mark where you hear the /m/ sound in each picture below. (mat, mad, man)

South Sours

Say the name of each picture. Find and mark where you hear the /h/ sound in each picture below. (hat, hut house)

Identifying Phonemes

DIRECTONS: Say the name of each picture aloud. Circle the correct beginning sound for each.

You Hear That?

I wish I could find where it hits us all.

Word Mines

Say all of the words that follow in the parathesis: . (cat, top, kite) (fan, net, ant) (van, vet, vest)

Beginning Sounds

Say the name of each picture aloud. Circle the correct beginning sound for each.

Ending Sounds

Say the name of each picture aloud. Circle the correct ending sound for each.

Find the Sound: /f/

Say the name of each picture. Circle each picture that has the /f/ sound somewhere in its name.

Be a /d/ Detective!

Say the name of each picture. Circle each picture that has the /d/ sound somewhere in its name.

Find the /p/ Sound

Say the name of each picture. Circle each picture that has the /p/ sound somewhere in its name.

Isolating Sounds: /w/

I would go with: Whale, wallet, water, window, word, and wreath

Fill that Pool

Where would you put all of that: (mug, grass, girl) (snake, ghost, house, sack, sail, vest)

Phoneme Isolation

For the Js, we have: (jam, cage, jump) For the Ls we've got: (lamp, lips smile, owl, block, lion)