Consonant and Vowel Sound Cards with lots of picture options and all the labels you'll need. (both clipart or real photo versions)
Phoneme at a Glance Cards with a snapshot of how to produce each of the 44 phonemes.
Personal Sound Walls to use in writing folders or small spaces. You can add text to the templates.
250+ Picture Word Cards to use with your sound wall or a writing center.
Great Bonuses: student reference page, lesson plan template, alphabet posters, & more!
Learn more about using a sound wall and learn how to set one up in your classroom.
A video sample lesson to show how to teach a phoneme lesson to your kinders.
2 sets of Sound Cards (clipart or photo version), Labels for a Sound Wall, a Personal Sound Wall, & Phoneme Snapshots!
Alphabet cards, lesson plan template, picture word cards, a student reference page, & more!
Hi, I'm Amy Murray. I'm a former kindergarten teacher with more than 12 years of classroom experience turned teacher-author. I blog at Teachingexceptionalkinders.com. I am LETRS trained and I love learning about the latest best practices in teaching reading (and the Science of Reading). I use what I learn to help teachers to save precious time so they can spend more time doing what makes them happy outside of the classroom.
The tools I use to implement a sound wall in my kindergarten classroom are simple, highly-effective, and visually-appealing. I am so excited to be able to share them with you so that you can implement a successful sound wall with your students, too!
A sound wall is a way to organize phonemes and spelling patterns, grouped by phonemes instead of beginning letters. A traditional word wall contains frequently-used words that students might reference while writing, organized by first letter. However, these words can be hard for students to find, since kids are looking for the first sound they hear and not the first letter. If a student wanted to spell the word phone, they likely won't find it because it would be under the letter p.
A sound wall makes this process easier for students. After they say a word and think about the first sound they hear, they can navigate the sound wall to find the picture that matches phoneme they hear. So a student could find the word phone under the picture of a fish for the /f/ phoneme.
1. Click the buy now button to purchase this course.
2. You'll set up an account on the Thinkific Platform (this is where the course is hosted) and get your login information.
3. Log-in to Thinkific to access the course videos and PDF downloads. You'll have lifetime access as long as the course is available.
This is a self-paced mini-course. This means you can watch the videos and access the course materials at any time that is convenient for you.
Make the transition to a Sound Wall today!
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