The Letter A
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Transcript The Letter A
Let’s join Dee and Kala in the phonics garden and learn all about /a/. This is the letter A, it makes the sound /a/. This is a capital /A/ and this is a lower case /a/. They both make the /a/ sound like in apple, arrow and ant ! Let's practise the /a/ sound with Kala! "/A/, /a/!" Can you spy anything in the garden that begins with /a/? "There's an astronaut, that starts with /a/!" Is there anything else in the garden that starts with /a/? "There's an avocado that also begins with /a/!" Uh-oh! /A/ is hiding with the other letters! Can you help find /a/ in the alphabet? Point to the letter when you find it! Did you also point here? You did some great work in the phonics garden! Today we learnt all about /a/, we listened to and made the /a/ sound, we found words that begin with /a/ and found it in the alphabet! Interested in a challenge? Watch this video again and try to find the anchor, alligator and axe hidden in the garden! Comment below when and where you find them! If you want to learn more, check out the next sound!
The Letter A exercise
Which one is the correct letter?Hints
Listen carefully to the sound, play it again and think about what you can hear.
This is an ___.
Look again at the picture above. What sound does this word start with?Solution
The correct letter is a. This makes the /a/ sound.
What sound does the letter make?Hints
The word arrow starts with the sound.
Listen to all four sounds again. Which one is the same as the beginning of the word apple?Solution
The correct sound is /a/.
Find the objects that begin with "a".Hints
There are 4 items that start with /a/ to highlight.
Listen to this word. Can you find it in the picture?
Listen carefully to the names of the objects.Solution
The four items that begin with a are:
What is the word?Hints
Listen carefully. Which sound do you hear at the beginning?
Listen carefully. Which sound do you hear at the end?
Here we can see the words with pictures. Use this to help you find the matching pairs above.Solution
The words are:
Help Kala find the objects that begin with "a".Hints
Listen to the sound. Which words begin with this sound?
Say all of the items out loud. In which ones do you hear the /a/ sound at the beginning?
There are two correct choices.Solution
Alpaca and apple start with /a/.
Can you put the words in the correct group?Hints
Listen carefully to this word. Do you hear a at the beginning or in the middle?
Think carefully about the first sound that you hear, is it a or a different sound?
There are 2 words that begin with a and 4 words that have a in the middle.Solution
Astronaut and add have a at the beginning.
Hat, lamb, fan and crab have a in the middle.
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