Digital Back to School Letter Sounds Matching Activity
This digital resource will be the perfect addition to your classroom resources’ library. It is fun and engaging and teaches so many important beginning reading skills. Your students will be practicing letter identification, short vowel sounds, phonemic awareness, initial sounds, and so much more!
In this free download, you will get 5 digital activity mats; 3 cover beginning sounds, 1 for middle sounds, and 1 for ending sounds. The student will look at the pictures, isolate the sound, find the letter, and drag and drop it onto the picture. The cards practice multiple letters from the alphabet so this would be a great matching game for preschool or kindergarten students.
Setting Up the Letter Matching Mats in Google Slides
Students may use Google Slides™ to do this activity.
The download file includes a detailed guide with instructions and pictures on how to use this activity with your students, but it is quite simple to do.
If you are an instructor or teacher, you will want to copy the Google slides assignment to your Google Drive and save it as a master copy.
Make sure that you click the dropdown next to the attachment. Pick the “Make a copy for each student” option.
Setting Up this Back to School Matching Activity in Seesaw
Students can also use this activity in Seesaw if you would like.
You will click the Seesaw-specific link in the download file. When you arrive at the activity, you will need to click the “Save Activity” button. Then you will assign the activity to your students.
This download is an awesome resource to use on the computer but did you know you could also print it out? The mat could easily be printed in black and white if coloring printing isn’t an option.
One idea would be to print and add magnetic letters to create a hands-on letter recognition activity. This would also be a great way to sneak in fine motor practice too! Another idea is to slide the printed mats into a wipe and write pocket and have the student write the letter on the picture with a dry erase marker.
More advanced students could use letter tiles to build the words. They could even write a sentence containing the CVC words. Struggling students may be overwhelmed with completing 5 mats in one assignment so you could shorten their assignment or have them practice beginning sounds one day, middle sounds the next and ending sounds following that.
Need More Ideas?
Use these letter cards for early finishers in the classroom to provide them with extra reading practice while staying occupied and not bothering the working students. These CVC word picture cards would be great for a literacy center activity too!
This activity can be used in a variety of ways in school and at home. Here are a few options for incorporating this digital back to school letter matching activity into your literacy plans:
- Whole group CVC word reading practice
- CVC Mini-lesson activity
- Small group word-building game
- Word work station
- Leveled group practice
- Back to school literacy centers
- Independent practice
- Morning work
- Early finisher word work
- Technology centers
- Distance learning activity
I hope you enjoy this digital freebie and that your students love practicing their letter sounds with it! Check out this blog post for more digital beginning sounds practice activities!
Click the button below to get the FREE back-to-school letter sounds matching activity for Google Slides and Seesaw.
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