What is a sound sort?

What is a sound sort?

Brief Description: This intervention targets phonemic awareness of sounds in spoken words. This technique is used to help children pay attention and cue in to the sounds in words by asking them to distinguish between words with the same sounds and words with different sounds, and to categorize the words.

How do you teach sound spelling?


  • Sort pictures based on the initial sounds, middle sounds, or ending sounds of words, then write the words in such a way as to emphasize the sounds they share.
  • Listen to books, poems, and songs, then write down the letters and sounds they hear most.

What is initial sound isolation?

PHONEME ISOLATION is a strategy that helps develop students’ phonemic awareness, which is part of phonological awareness. Phoneme isolation involves having students identify specific phonemes in words (e.g., first, middle, last sound). Phoneme isolation tasks can be done in conjunction with phoneme segmentation tasks.

How do you use Word sorts in phonics?

Ask students to think of words that include the sound. As they call out words, sort them by the way the sound is spelled without giving it a heading. Ask if they can notice spelling patterns for the sound, and add the spelling of the sound as a heading above each set of words.

How do I get a free beginning sounds worksheets?

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The free beginning sounds worksheets pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template. This no-prep file will immediately be ready to use.

How many Picture Sorts are there for beginning sounds?

Beginning sound picture sorts – The Measured Mom Download this free collection of 18 picture sorts to help your students master beginning sounds! Skip to main content Skip to primary sidebar Blog Podcast Courses Teaching Every Reader Teaching Every Writer Subscriber Freebies About Contact Shop Member Login Search this website The Measured Mom

Why don’t you include vowels in this set of beginning sorts?

Reply to this comment Anna Geiger February 12, 2017 at 7:00 am I don’t include the vowels in this set of beginning sorts because there are hardly any pictures for words that begin with short vowel sounds. For example, for short u you have umbrella, underwear, and up.

How do you make a sort chart for kids?

Each sort asks your child to sort pictures into 2, 3, or 4 groups based on their beginning sounds. Simply cut out the headers and the pictures. Glue or place each header at the top of a column, and have your child say the name of each picture.