Single consonants and vowels

Single consonants and vowels

 

Here are the various documents regarding single consonants and vowels.  They are arranged according to difficulty levels.  The easiest most elementary ones are first.  It is best to start with the first exercise and work your way up the levels.  This way you ensure that the learner gains all the skills necessary to build words.  Do not proceed to the next exercise unless the learner has mastered the current exercise completely:

 

Fit the letters and sounds*  Fit the letters and sounds  

*  This is an exercise where children have to listen to the sounds given and then fit them next to the keyword pictures for the given sounds.  It teaches them the sound-letter correspondence that is essential for word building activities.  This is the first skill a learner needs and has to start with in attempting to build words.  Please consult the alphabet phonics chart if the learner has difficulty remembering the keyword pictures, sounds and letters of the alphabet.

*  Open the document here.  Download by clicking on the blue "Download" tab at the top of the download page.  Do not open as a pdf document, or a Microsoft Office document, but as a PowerPoint document only.  You will need PowerPoint 2010 to be able to hear the sounds of the phonics in this document.  WHEN YOU OPEN THE DOCUMENT AND IT ASKS IF YOU SHOULD ALLOW MACROS TO RUN, PLEASE ALLOW OR ENABLE THEM, OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE PROGRAM AS DESIGNED.  There are no security risks involved by allowing macros to run.

 

Fit the letters and sounds II - compressed*  Fit the letters and sounds II

*  This is basically the same exercise as the above "Fit the letters and sounds".  In this exercise a learner has to fit the letter with the sound given, but there are no keyword picture clues provided - just the sounds.  Sometimes learners become dependent on the visual images of the keywords that go with the sounds and by taking this away it forces them to retrieve from memory the visual images of the letters.  This is an essential preliminary exercise in word building.  Please consult the alphabet phonics chart if the learner has difficulty remembering the keyword pictures, sounds and letters of the alphabet.

*  Open the document hereDownload by clicking on the blue "Download" tab at the top of the download page.  Do not open as a pdf document, or a Microsoft Office document, but as a PowerPoint document only.  You will need PowerPoint 2010 to be able to hear the sounds of the phonics in this document.  WHEN YOU OPEN THE DOCUMENT AND IT ASKS IF YOU SHOULD ALLOW MACROS TO RUN, PLEASE ALLOW OR ENABLE THEM, OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE PROGRAM AS DESIGNED.  There are no security risks involved by allowing macros to run.

 

Do you know the first letter*  Do you know the first letter? Fill in the first consonant

*  In this exercise a learner has to fill in the first consonant of each word.  It basically reinforces the single consonants of the alphabet.  Please consult the alphabet phonics chart if the learner has difficulty remembering the keyword pictures, sounds and letters of the alphabet.

*  To enhance word building skills it is essential for learners to be able to analyse and synthesise words into their respective sounds.  Here is a sounding exercise to help with this.  In this exercise no visual retrieval of the letter is required.  A learner only has to listen and say the sounds.  In other words, it is an auditory exercise.  Do this is addition to the "Do you know the first letter?" exercise where visual images of letters are incorporated.  Click here to download this exercise.

*  Open the document hereDownload by clicking on the blue "Download" tab at the top of the download page.  Do not open as a pdf document, or a Microsoft Office document, but as a PowerPoint document only.  You will need PowerPoint 2010 to be able to hear the sounds of the phonics in this document.  WHEN YOU OPEN THE DOCUMENT AND IT ASKS IF YOU SHOULD ALLOW MACROS TO RUN, PLEASE ALLOW OR ENABLE THEM, OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE PROGRAM AS DESIGNED.  There are no security risks involved by allowing macros to run.

 

 

Do you know the last letter*  Do you know the last letter? Fill in the last consonant

*  In this exercise a learner has to fill in the last consonant of each word.  Again, it basically reinforces the single consonants of the alphabet.  Please consult the alphabet phonics chart if the learner has difficulty remembering the keyword pictures, sounds and letters of the alphabet.

*  Open the document hereDownload by clicking on the blue "Download" tab at the top of the download page.  Do not open as a pdf document, or a Microsoft Office document, but as a PowerPoint document only.  You will need PowerPoint 2010 to be able to hear the sounds of the phonics in this document.  WHEN YOU OPEN THE DOCUMENT AND IT ASKS IF YOU SHOULD ALLOW MACROS TO RUN, PLEASE ALLOW OR ENABLE THEM, OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE PROGRAM AS DESIGNED.  There are no security risks involved by allowing macros to run.

 

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