Beginning Sound/Letter/Phonics Practice for Kindergarten Google Classroom
This is a Google Slides document to help Kindergarten students through distance learning.
On each slide, students have to move objects that all start with the same letter. For instance, on the letter A, students move objects that start with the letter A onto the alligator. Students have to be careful not to move objects that start with the wrong letter!
Fun Beginning Sound/Letter/Phonics practice!
BONUS GAME: This is a fun google classroom / distance learning game your students can play to practice and recognize the letters and letter sounds. Your students are going to love playing this Beginning Sound Digital football themed game. This football game is great for Superbowl week or fall, or any other time of year!
This game is in PowerPoint, or they can be played on paper too! There is a response card you can use if playing on PowerPoint, or on paper. Beginning sounds that appear and are tested in this game are: L, M, B, H, C, D, R, J, A, F, T, G, E, K, S, P, O
How to play the game. Students choose (or spin) a place on the board. Once they choose which letter they will try, they must say the letter, and select the picture of the word that has the correct beginning sound for the letter. If they select incorrectly, they can go back and try again.
The preview has a one slide example of the game. Only the first spot on the board works (the letter L). Have fun and enjoy!
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 Reading, Mrs. 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.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.