Exploring the alphabet: Guided inquiry
Exploring the alphabet: Guided inquiry

Exploring the alphabet: Guided inquiry

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Exploring the alphabet: Guided inquiry

Exploring the alphabet: Guided inquiry: These cards can be used by parents or teachers for guided letter-sound inquiries.  There are three options and sets of materials included in this resource.

Included in the resource:

  • Twenty-six alphabet mats with pictures
  • Twenty-six alphabet mats – no pictures
  • Two mats with complete alphabet on them (One lower case letters, one upper case letters)
  • One blank mat
  • Nineteen consonant cards
  • Ninety picture cards
  • Six blank picture cards

Due to the number of drawings included in this resource, there will be 4 files to down load. This has been done to reduce file size and limit down-load problems.

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Exploring the alphabet: Guided inquiry

Exploring the alphabet: Guided inquiry: These cards can be used by parents or teachers for guided letter-sound inquiries.  There are three options and sets of materials included in this resource.

Due to the number of drawings included in this resource, there will be 4 files to down load. This has been done to reduce file size and limit down-load problems.

Option 1: LETTER-SOUND CARDS WITH PICTURES

Ideas for use: These cards can be used by parents or teachers for guided letter-sound inquiries.  Each card has a capital and lower-case letter on it and a picture that letter sounds as its initial sound. The picture may act as a prompt for inquiries into the letter-sound relationship. If the child names the picture differently to what is indicated on the card, use this as an opportunity to see if the sound is still present in the way the child named the image, or if another letter would have a better fit.

Option 2: LETTER-SOUND CARDS WITH NO PICTURES

Ideas for use: Each card has a capital and lower-case letter on it. There is no picture included so that each child can draw pictures they think represents the sound-letter combination on the card. The cards have been created with large bubble letters for children to

  • Trace inside the lines of the letters
  • Use play dough to fill in the letter shapes
  • Colour in the letters

The space on the cards can be filled with other images or words that connect to the letter-sound on that card, or they can be used as a sorting mat for children to place objects or toys with the matching sound on.

Option 3: PICTURE CARDS FOR SORTING

Each card has a picture that matches one of the common single letter-sound relationships in the English alphabet. However the pictures can be used to explore any alphabet or print system.

Children with more than one language can name the picture in one or all of their languages and explore what print symbols and sound relationships they can see and hear in these words.

Children can use the cards to sort and group images by their initial sounds or if extension is required by the final sound.

There is a set of blank cards that can be printed out numerous times so that children can create cards that are personalised to their own situation and understandings.

The cards have been created with clear images for children to

  • Decide on the best way to name the image
  • To represent common items and actions
  • Introduce less common ideas or more abstract ideas such as feelings
  • Explore the different ways ideas can be represented using print or sounds.

Included in the resource:

  • Twenty-six alphabet mats with pictures
  • Twenty-six alphabet mats – no pictures
  • Two mats with complete alphabet on them (One lower case letters, one upper case letters)
  • One blank mat
  • Nineteen consonant cards
  • Ninety picture cards
  • Six blank picture cards