Phonics sounds: Learning Letter a and /a/ Sound

a sound story

phonics a sound story

phonics a sound story

“Danny! What are you doing?”, asked Julia angrily. Danny has just started learning the letters. So Julia wanted to ask him a question that he cannot answer just to tease him. “I can answer all the letter sounds questions”, he said confidently. “Hmmmmm, well let’s see”, Julia said raising one eyebrow and lowering the other. She said, “only one sound appears in these three words: cat, ant, apple, What is it?”. Danny thought for a minute. Finally, he said excitedly, “it’s /a/ sound”. It was right; Julia was the one who got embarrassed now LoL…..

phonics d sound video: How to pronounce the /d/ sound?

the a letter makes two vowel sounds. the short a vowel as in the word ‘cat, hat and ant’, and the long a sound like in ‘make and bake’. Here, we are mainly interested in the short /a/ sound until we reach phase ‘4’ ,and ‘5’. we will start teaching the kid the different forms and sounds the letter or a combination of letters can make.

Sound game: listen and mark true if you heard the sound /a/:

phonics a sound game
phonics a sound game

Tracing worksheet: write the letter /a/: 

Here’s the letter /a/ tracing worksheet to practice: Free!- printable letter A a tracing worksheets

letter s tracing

Read the following words: 

Use our phonics phase 2 flashcards to practice some pronunciation activities with your kid: 

  • First level: Make combinations of the flashcards below and let the child recognize which letters are making the sound /t/.
  • Advanced level: Let the child assemble the words below by himself. keep telling him the pronunciation of the word until he can make the combination alone. 
  • ant
  • cat
  • dad
  • bat
  • hat

You can download and see all the flashcards in pdf printable designs for free. All our resources are free to use.


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