Successful Sound Walls

in the kindergarten classroom

Successful Sound Walls

Get everything you need to make the switch from word wall to sound wall all in one place!

Is your word wall actually helping your students?

Probably not.  But the good news is there's a great alternative: a sound wall!

Word walls sort words by first letter which makes sense to adults, but it's not how kids learn. 

Sorting words by their sounds or phonemes is an effective approach that aligns with the Science of Reading.

Making the switch from word wall to sound wall doesn't have to be complicated and overwhelming.

With Successful Sound Walls, you'll get all the tools (and training videos) you need to implement a sound wall in your kindergarten classroom today!

Tell me if this sounds like you...

You want to implement a sound wall, but you're not sure how it will work in your kindergarten classroom.

You've heard great things about sound walls but you're not sure where to start.

Sound walls sound like a great tool, but you don't have extra time to learn about them in your already jam-packed schedule.

That's exactly why Successful Sound Walls was created!

Successful Sound Walls helps busy teachers to implement a sound wall to help their students to become better readers and writers – and gives you time to enjoy the things you love!

What's Included in Successful Sound Walls?

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!

Your time is valuable!

By now you've probably heard all the buzz about the science of reading and using a sound wall in the classroom.

You probably want to try these new strategies to help your students to become better readers and writers, but it feels overwhelming, time-consuming, and expensive.

Successful Sound Walls is a self-paced mini-course that gives you all the tools you need without the stress at an affordable price tag!

A sound wall vowel valley on a bulletin board

Get all the tools you need inside Successful Sound Walls!

Teacher Training Videos

Learn more about using a sound wall and learn how to set one up in your classroom.

Sample Lesson Video

A video sample lesson to show how to teach a phoneme lesson to your kinders.

Easy-to-Use Printables

2 sets of Sound Cards (clipart or photo version), Labels for a Sound Wall, a Personal Sound Wall, & Phoneme Snapshots!

Even More Bonus Content

Alphabet cards, lesson plan template, picture word cards, a student reference page, & more!

What if you could get all the tools you need in one place?

One of the biggest challenges of switching to a sound wall is finding all the tools you'll need to set it up.

Successful Sound Walls gives you all the printables you'll need AND training videos to show you how to set them up and use them with your students.

Resources Included:

Are you ready?

Get everything you need to implement an effective sound wall in the kindergarten classroom, today!


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 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!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Sound Wall?

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. 

Is this only for kindergarten? Will this work in a first-grade classroom?

I designed this course with kindergarten teachers in mind, but it is applicable to any primary-aged (K-2) classroom. Special education teachers would also benefit from this course.  You can use the phoneme cards to differentiate for the learners in your classroom.

I don't have time for one more thing. Will implementing a sound wall take a lot of time?

No! You can complete the videos in this course in about an hour. Then it's just about printing and prepping your materials which will not take long at all (or you could even have a parent volunteer help you to prep the printables).

I am brand-new to sound walls - will this help?

Yes! This course can be used by a beginner with limited knowledge about sound walls. The first few videos explain what a sound wall is, why we should use them, and how to effectively set up a sound wall in a kindergarten or primary classroom.

I have some sound wall training - is this for me?

Yes! This course will be a great refresher and has all the tools (sound cards, labels, personal sound wall, etc.) that teachers need to implement a sound wall in a kindergarten or primary classroom.

Do sound walls work in kindergarten?

Yes – without a doubt sound walls are an excellent tool to use with kindergarteners as they learn to read and write. The Science of Reading is showing us that young students need us to explicitly teach them how to pair phonemes and graphemes (phonics skills).  A sound wall is an excellent and highly effective way to do it.

How Much Does The Course Cost?


My goal is to keep resources affordable so that teachers can have access to all the tools they need.  For $35 you get 2 different sets of phoneme cards (clipart and photo versions), training videos, phoneme snapshots for reference, picture word cards, and many exclusive bonuses!

Is There A Refund Policy?

Due to the digital nature of this course, there will be no refunds after purchase.

What If I Have Questions Or Need Support?

You can always reach out to me via email –

Join our Facebook group – Kindergarten Teacher Hangout 

Or reach out on instagram – @teachingexceptionalkinders

How does this work?

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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