Let’s learn about initial a
Phonics | Initial Letters and Sounds
Let’s learn about initial a introduces children to the letter a and the initial sound ‘a’ as in apple.
The initial ‘a’ is introduced with ten words:
apple, ant, axe, avocado, alligator, astronaut, arrow, antelope, acrobat, anchor.
Each word is presented orally as well as visually with the name of the letter, the initial sound and the illustrated word. The word is repeated and accompanied by the written word.
After all ten words have been introduced, they are repeated and children are asked to think of other words that begin with the initial sound ‘a’.
On the beginning screen, there are two choices: Play it for me and I’ll do it.
Select Play it for me to play all slides in order without stopping.
Select I’ll do it to click through the slides using the ‘Next’ button, one after the other. This allows time to stop and discuss the words or conduct related activities.
Mute the sound recording if you wish to work through the slides with the children without its additional support.
Note: While this resource can be accessed on mobile devices, functionality is optimised when accessed on a computer and displayed on an interactive whiteboard.
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