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Pre-Reading: Phonics, Alphabet Words, Rhyming, and More

abcteach has a number of activities to help your student or child learn reading and writing fundamentals, including phonics activities, alphabet word exercises (pictures of nouns that start with each letter), nursery rhymes, and much more. 

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  • A great idea for teaching beginning sounds, this activity has clear directions and several suggestions for different learning activities.
  • This activity focuses on ways to help students make connections between producers and products (i.e. cows and milk). Helpful for city dwellers.
  • Circle the words that begin with the letter B.
  • Circle the pictures that begin with the letter C.
  • Circle the pictures that begin with the letter D.
  • Circle the pictures that begin with the letter F.
  • Circle the pictures that begin with the letter G.
  • Circle the pictures that begin with the letter H.
  • Circle the pictures that begin with the letter J.
  • Circle the pictures that begin with the letter K.
  • Circle the pictures that begin with the letter L.
  • Circle the pictures with the LONG A beginning sound. Teacher expectations should match student ability/vocabulary. acorn, ace, alien, apron, ape.
  • Circle the pictures with the LONG E beginning sound. Teacher expectations should match student ability/vocabulary. eagle, eel, eraser, ear
  • Circle the pictures with the LONG I beginning sound. Teacher expectations should match student ability/vocabulary. Ice cream, iris, ivy, iron, icicle, island.
  • Circle the pictures with the LONG O beginning sound. Teacher expectations should match student ability/vocabulary. oboe, orangutan, old, oval, opossum.
  • Circle the pictures with the LONG U beginning sound. Teacher expectations should match student ability/vocabulary. ukelele, unicorn, university, utensils.
  • Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that begin with the 'n' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.

  • Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that begin with the 'v' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.

  • Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that begin with the 'long a' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.

  • Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that begin with the 'long e' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.

  • Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that begin with the 'long i' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.

  • Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that begin with the 'long o' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.

  • Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that begin with the 'long u' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.

  • Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that begin with the 'short a' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.

  • Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that begin with the 'short e' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.

  • Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that begin with the 'short i' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.

  • Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that begin with the 'short o' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.

  • Fill in the bubbles next to the pictures that begin with the 'short u' sound. This is a great activity for pre-readers and pre-writers.

  • Circle the words that begin with the letter M.
  • Circle the words that begin with the letter N.
  • Circle the pictures that begin with the letter P.
  • Circle the pictures that begin with the letter Q.
  • Circle the pictures that begin with the letter R.
  • Circle the pictures with the SHORT A beginning sound. Teacher expectations should match student ability/vocabulary. ant, apple, alphabet, ambulance, alligator, antelope.
  • Circle the pictures with the SHORT E beginning sound. Teacher expectations should match student ability/vocabulary. egg, elephant, elk, extinguisher, eggplant.
  • Circle the pictures with the SHORT I beginning sound. Teacher expectations should match student ability/vocabulary. inch, iguana, ink, infant, igloo.
  • Circle the pictures with the SHORT O beginning sound. Teacher expectations should match student ability/vocabulary. otter, ostrich, olive, ox, octopus.
  • Circle the pictures with the SHORT U beginning sound. Teacher expectations should match student ability/vocabulary. umbrella, up, umpire, usher.
  • Circle the pictures that begin with the letter S.
  • Circle the pictures that begin with the letter T.