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Rationale Initial Sounds is the first in a four part series called Alphabet Activities. It is for use in an early literacy program. This first book provides teachers with a practical series of activity-based worksheets which introduce each letter of the alphabet as an initial sound. The worksheets provide children with the opportunity to identify sounds through colouring and cut-and-paste activities, as well as practice in writing each letter. These activities foster, encourage and reinforce sound recognition, letter formation, letter-sound relationships and fine motor skills. They have been designed to motivate students to develop and learn.

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About the Authors

Kerry Heathcote has 36 years teaching experience in Early Childhood in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Curriculum Links

New South Wales – English Early Stage 1, Stage 1 Strand: Writing; Learning to Write – Skills and Strategies

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Kathryn Bryce is a graphic designer with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree majoring in Communications. She has worked as a tutor with both children and adults with learning disabilities.

WES1.10 – Grammar and Punctuation; WES1.11 – Spelling; WES1.12 – Handwriting. Strand: Reading; Learning About Reading – Skills and Strategies

RES1.8 – Identifies some basic language structures and features of texts.

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Victoria - English Level 1

Strand: Reading: Aspects of Language – Linguistic Structures and Features

1.7 – Uses some basic linguistic structures and features when reading. Strand: Writing: Aspects of Language – Linguistic Structures and Features

1.11 – Uses conventional written symbols for expressing ideas and information.

Queensland – English (Foundation Level and Level 1)

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Strand: Reading and Viewing – Operating Language Systems – Op1.2 Strand: Writing and Shaping – Operating Language Systems – Op1.3

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South Australia – English Early Years Band (R-2) Strand: Language – 1.7 Identifies and talks about some features of written language and visual images when reading and viewing a range of texts.

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Strand: Strategies – 1.11 Experiments with strategies when selecting, reading, viewing and critically

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interpreting written and visual texts.

Western Australia – English Foundation Level and Level 1 Strand: Reading: Use of Texts – R F.1 Demonstrates attending behaviours and recognises common objects in texts. Conventions – Demonstrates emerging awareness and use of symbols and conventions when making meaning from texts. Processes and Strategies – R 1.4 Recognises and uses cues to predict and construct meaning in texts.

Strand: Writing: Use of Texts – W F.1 Demonstrates motor skills required for pre-writing. W 1.1 Produces written symbols with the intention of conveying an idea or message. Conventions – W 1.3 Demonstrates

emerging awareness of how to use conventional written symbols for expressing ideas and information.

National Curriculum (ACT, Northern Territory and Tasmania)

- English Level 1 Strand: Reading and Viewing: Linguistic Structures and Features – 1.7 Demonstrates emerging awareness

and use of symbols and conventions when making meaning from texts. Strand: Writing: Linguistic Structures and Features – 1.11 Demonstrates emerging awareness of how to use conventional written symbols for expressing ideas and information. Strategies – Experiments with and practises ways of representing ideas and information using written symbols.

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Alphabet Activities Book - QLD Font: Book 1 - Initial Sounds  

In this series, each book contains a set of practical photocopy master activities that will enhance any early childhood literacy program. B...

Alphabet Activities Book - QLD Font: Book 1 - Initial Sounds  

In this series, each book contains a set of practical photocopy master activities that will enhance any early childhood literacy program. B...