These worksheets work on understanding the sounds that certain letters make.

A flagship principle of the alphabet is that each letter has a related or connected sound that is unique to it. These sounds occur in a very predictable manner. This helps students progress towards being able to say and understand words. This is first step in the process. After students understand the sounds that are produced, they learn how to arrange those letters and sounds to create their own words. The English language has forty-four unique sounds called phonemes, yet there are only twenty-six letters in the alphabet. This is because the English alphabet was rooted in Latin. The Latin alphabet lacked a full vowel spectrum and also lacked the sounds for Ch, Dj, Ng, Sh, and Th. We make these sounds up by chunking letters together to produce these sounds.

In some parts of these worksheets you have multiple letters that can be used to make word, but pay attention to the pictures that are provided. There is much debate as to how many letter sounds there are. It is commonly accept that there are 40-45 distinct sounds. The fact that there is debate over this, when you spell a tough word incorrectly should make you feel better. An interesting fact is that the letters "Y" and "W" can and many times serve as vowel sounds. But there are 16 consonants that have consistent sounds they are called constant consonants.

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Work Off Of Pictures

Look at the pictures and fill in the missing letter to complete each word.

The "at" Family

Look at the pictures and fill in what is missing to complete each word.

Say the Sounds

Say the name of each picture. Write the first letter on the line.

Beginning Sounds

Draw a line matching each picture with the letter that makes its beginning sound.

The Sounds of the Letter Tt

"T" is one of the most commonly used consonants in the English language. Trace the "t". Practice writing it on the line. Then write it under each picture that begins with the t sound.

Match the Sounds

Draw a line matching each picture with the letter that makes its beginning sound.

Who’s Who in the Zoo?

Say the name of each picture. What will complete the word? Draw a line connecting the symbols to the name of each picture. Finish it off by filling in the blank.

The “F” Sound

Look at the pictures and fill in the missing symbol to complete each word.

Fill in the Missing Mark

Say the name of each picture aloud. Use the letters above to fill in the missing parts. This will help you transition to words.

Find the Sound: /b/

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

Find the /w/ Sound

Read and say the name of each picture aloud. Then identify each picture that has the /w/ sound somewhere in its name.

Rr - That Rascal!

This symbol appears in just over seven and a half percent of all words in the English language. Trace the r and practice writing iton the line. Then write the r under each picture that begins with the r sound.

Who Is In There?

Say the name of each picture. Write the letter whose sound you hear at the beginning of the word.

Circle the Beginnings

Circle the correct beginning sound for each picture.

Starter Sounds

Look at the pictures and fill in the missing symbol to complete each word.