Practice letter-sound correspondence with a set of 26 Alphabet Race printable games.
Letter-Sound Relationship Games Make Great Literacy Centers
🏫One of the most common questions educators are asked is how you teach beginning readers. The secret to helping students learn to read is practice, practice, and even more practice. All of the skill repetition requires resources, resources, and even more resources!
Our Alphabet Race A to Z resource is an extensive collection of games. This learning collection has 26 games that aid in teaching letter-sound correspondence. The 26 games cover all of the vowel and consonant sounds.
🏎️To play, students will race to the finish line using a handful of manipulatives to cover objects that start with the letter sound. They will identify images, build vocabulary, and improve their letter-sound correspondence skills as they complete each race.
Through this activity, students will develop and internalize sound-symbol correspondence.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your alphabet lessons.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
Help students who need help understanding the concepts by
- Inviting students to use a visual reminder of letter sounds such as an alphabet chart displayed in the classroom or on their desk plates.
- Have students work with partners or play as a small group.
- Additionally, provide access to previous assignments, posters, and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
- Have students draw pictures of objects that start with the letter sound.
- Have students create new game boards with pictures that start with the same/different sounds.
Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color or blackline PDF or editable Google slide version of the file. There is also an additional option to download an answer key as well.
Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.
This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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