Fun Phonics Friday! (Free phonics worksheets!)



Well….It’s FRIDAY!  Go ahead and celebrate!  I decided to start a new feature… Fun Phonics Friday!  Each Friday we will post something fun, and phonics related….and, of course, FREE!  So…for today, I have a worksheet that students can color, and say the names of things that begin with the letter Aa!  I am working on putting together an entire workbook of fun phonics activities – here is just one example of a worksheet.  When using this worksheet, make sure you say each word with your student and point out the long or short Aa sound found at the beginning of  each of the words.  Additionally, make sure you point out the three different ways that you may find an ‘a’ written/typed. (Mrs. Karle likes to always point out the ‘funny looking a’)  Many students who are just beginning to read have so much trouble knowing the different fonts.  This especially happens with the letters a, g, l, i…to name a few!  Mrs. Karle’s alphabet explicitly teaches these concepts – and all of our phonics worksheets will too!   Lastly, you will notice that the capital A, or big A is on top of the lower case a.  Mrs. Karle insists when teaching the alphabet that children know the difference between upper and lower case letters from the very beginning.  Anyway….  we hope your little reader enjoys this free, fun, phonics Friday worksheet!  Please fill in the form below to sign up for an occasional email and to get your free worksheet to teach the letter Aa.

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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound ReadingMrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
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  1. FANTASTIC! These are great worksheets. Thanks for putting them together and sharing with us on the #homeschoollinkup!

    I am pinning these to my free printables and Curriculum boards.

    I hope you come back and link up again.

    1. Awww, thanks! Yes, I will be back. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by to check them out! Thanks for pinning for later, and for others to see!

  2. Thank you so much!!

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