An alphabet sounds chart is a great resource for young readers and writers. I created it specifically for my Kindergartner.
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Alphabet Sounds Chart
After creating our numbers 1-20 chart, I got LOTS of requests for an alphabet chart, too.
We already have a beginning sounds chart, but the alphabet sounds chart I’m posting today is a little simpler for younger learners.
This sound chart is a little different from other charts that you might find on the web.
For one thing, the letter formation for each letter is included. So, learners can use this as a phonics chart to help them spell as well as remember the formation of their letters. Woot!
Secondly, it includes more than just one sound per letter.
- The vowels include the long and short sounds.
- Cc and Gg include both their hard and soft sounds.
- Xx includes the /z/ sound you hear at the beginning of xylophone and the /ks/ sound at the end of box.
- Yy has three sounds featured: 1- the /y/ sound at the beginning of yarn, 2- the long i sound at the end of fly, and 3- the long e sound at the end of baby.
Handling Multiple Sounds with Young Learners
Now, this may seem rather complicated to work on all these multiple sounds, but it can be as simple as this example:
Child is writing: I am… and wants to write happy to end the sentence. She sounds through each letter, using the chart when needed.
If I’m working with the child, when she gets to the -y, I’d say something like: “It sounds like an e goes on the end, doesn’t it? But when we hear that /ee/ sound on the end of words, it is sometimes spelled with a y. Look on your chart and find the letter y. Do you see the baby? The last letter in baby is also a y. Let’s write a y at the end of happy.”
The key is to keep it simple. I doesn’t need to become a full lesson for knowing how to spell these letters with multiple sounds. That wouldn’t be developmentally appropriate for most Kindergartners.
Two Quick Notes:
- This alphabet sounds chart is offered in color & blackline in the download! Keep scrolling to find it below.
- There are TWO versions. Version 1 on the download includes EAGLE as the key picture for long e. Version 2 includes EGRET as the key picture for long e.
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Genna Bain says
Thank you for what you do. You have been a God send for us this year in our homeschool. My 3rd child just didn’t pick up on phonics, or school in general, like my older two did when entering Kindergarten. It was apparent at the first of the school year that I needed to take a different, more hands on approach with her. She loves her “reading time” now, and she is picking up on words that we haven’t even covered yet when she tries to read random things. That is directly because of the resources we are using from your site. Thank you so much.
Wow! I feel honored and blessed to have been a part of that! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Senta Kosters says
First, thank you for ALL that you do to make my job as a teacher soo much easier! The material you provide is also very eye-appealing and spot-on when teaching Pre-K and Kindergartners. But I do have a question: why is it soo very hard to find material that teaches all three sounds of the letter “Aa” as in apple, apron, father? Is it because the /a/ in father isn’t the beginning sound? Just curious and naturally, I’d love any suggestions you may have!
Yes, I would guess that’s the reason. Otherwise, you’d have to include the /uh/ sound also as in Alaska, again, or away.
Hi. May I know what the picture under ‘I’ stands for besides igloo?
Thanks so much.
Julie Molewyk says
I already had an alphabet chart that my students have been using the past few years, but this one is SO much better and SO adorable! Thank you!
Yay! for adorable. 🙂
It is very helpful for children who have already learned the basic PHONICS, and the kids can master the alphabet sounds better,because they can see the WHOLE MAP!
I can’t wait to use it in my CLASS!!!
Angel Says says
I really do appreciate the work you put into this! You have made many lives easier!
Thank you so much for this wonderful resource. I just got a job teaching 1st grade, which is kind of out of my comfort zone. I bought one of your packs, and was so excited about this letter chart, but really wanted the lines for letter formation. Here it is!! Thank you thank you thank you!