a - A 'Amy ape ate acorns.'
The letter 'a' has three sounds.
The first letter sound to teach is the sound as in ape, train, rain etc. To show the sound of the first letter 'a' place a stripe over it. The small stripe teaches your student that this letter sound is pronounced as (as in ape).
If you have purchased a copy, print: Letter formation chart and keep several copies. You may like to laminate one sheet. You could also try to enlarge it using a photocopier.
If you have purchased a copy, print: letter a in colour
Show the letter to your student and pronounce the sound several times.
Ask the student to repeat the letter sound several times.
Pronounce words that begin with the sound (Amy ape ate acorns).
If you have purchased a copy, print and complete the following worksheets in order:
letter a worksheet
the letter a
the letter A
If you have purchased a copy, print the 'alternative letter'
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