Lesson 1

a - A 'Amy ape ate acorns.'

The letter 'a' has three sounds.

the letter a word chart

The first letter sound to teach is the the letter a 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 the letter a(as in ape).

Step 1:

  1. 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.

  2. If you have purchased a copy, print: letter a in colour

Step 2:

  1. Show the letter the letter a to your student and pronounce the sound several times.  

  2. Ask the student to repeat the letter sound several times. 

  3. Pronounce words that begin with the the letter a sound (Amy ape ate acorns).

Step 3:

If you have purchased a copy, print and complete the following worksheets in order:

  1. letter a worksheet

  2. the letter a

  3. the letter A

  4. If you have purchased a copy, print the 'alternative letter'

 

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