Beginning Sounds in Kindergarten


  • Students are given 4 pictures and will need to determine the picture and then write the beginning sound.
  • They will then record themselves saying the word for the picture. This allows for you to see students thinking if they choose a word that is not typically chosen for a certain picture (ex. Student says bug instead of spider and writes the letter b).
  • Students are then given 4 more slides. They are given a letter and they have to produce a picture for each beginning sound.
  • They will record themselves saying the word in their picture that matches their beginning sound.


  • Ohio State Learning Standard
  • RF.K.2 Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final phonemes (sounds) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.
  • This lesson is the first step in sounding out and blending sounds to create CVC words.

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Posted on December 08, 2022

Thanks for sharing this resource! I love how you incorporated the audio feature to help make thinking visible rather than trying to guess what a student is trying to write.

Posted on December 12, 2022

Great literacy task. This would also be great for parents to do at home.

Posted on January 26, 2023

I love this phonics idea, so simple. We are using UFLI I took your these slides an add features for our program such as identifying the sounds the students here.


Posted on April 14, 2023

Thanks for this really nice resource.

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