Beginning Consonants Practice

Distinguishing initial consonant sounds from the rest of a word can help prepare your child to read and write. Use these worksheets to practice identifying onsets and rimes in words with these worksheets.

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Early Reading Building Block 7: Consonant Beginning and Ending Sounds

This set of printables will help your child make key phonics elements like blends and ending sounds second nature.
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L Blends

Get to know "L", one of the most likable letters! Fill in the "l" blends that complete each of these words.
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Ending Consonant Blends

These words have gotten all jumbled up! Can your little speller match the beginning of each word to its ending blend?
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R Blends

Practice identifying consonant blends with by naming the beginning blend of each word.
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Beginning Blends 2

Which consonant blend could you add to "ick" to build a sturdy house? Kids choose the correct blend from the boxes and write it to complete the word.
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Beginning Blends 1

These picture names are each missing the first two letters which make a consonant blend. Kids choose the correct blend and write it to complete the word.
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End Blends

Let's practice identifying the blends at the end! Kids will sound out each word and identify the ending blend.
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Beginning Blends 3

Each picture in this worksheet is missing the first three letters of its name. Kids choose the correct consonant blend from the boxes and complete the word.
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Consonant Blends: Endings

Use consonant blends to complete the words missing their ending letters. Fill in the missing consonants and connect the words to their matching pictures.
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Ending Blends 3

The words on this first grade reading worksheet are not complete. Kids choose the correct ending blends from the boxes and write them to complete the words.
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Word Family Story: -at

Introduce your 1st grader to word families in a fun way with this word family story. She'll be amazed how many words are in the "-at" family.
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Word Family Story: -ip

Make word families fun by putting them in a story! Try it out with the "ip" word family. Practicing word families early in school will help your child later.
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Word Family Story: -an

Have fun with word families by using them in a story. This worksheet features four words that end with "-an."
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Word Family Story: -ug

How many words end with "-ug"? This sheet is a great way to teach word families and help your child form the building blocks of writing and reading.
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Word Family Story: -ot

Are word families boring for your kid? Not anymore! Check out this fun way to learn word families, the building blocks of language.
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Rhyming Practice

Get in some phonics practice with this rhyming words match up! Kids will match each word to a rhyming one in the word bank.
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Alliteration Activity

Aren't alliterations awesome? Have a little phonics fun by finishing these alliterations.
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Beginning Sounds Match-Up

Practice letter sounds by matching pictures with the same beginning sound.
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Beginning Sounds Letter Match-Up

Build your kid's knowledge of beginning letter sounds with this alphabet worksheet. Say the letters and match it to the pictures with those beginning sounds.
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Initial Sounds

B is for bow! Working on initial sounds is fun with this matching worksheet. Kids match pictures with their beginning letters.
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Beginning Sounds: F to J

Looking for a kindergarten worksheet to help your child learn the alphabet? This printable will give him practice with the letters F through J.
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Word Families: More with the '-at' Sound

Get to know the "at" family! Look at the pictures and fill in the missing letter to complete each word.
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Write the Missing Letter: Super Pets

The animals are missing the first letter in their names! Kids completing this kindergarten reading worksheet write the correct letter to complete each name.
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Find Missing Letters

The toys are missing the first letter in their names! Kids completing this kindergarten reading worksheet write the correct letter to complete each word.
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Write the Missing Letter: Sports Fun

This sporty worksheet is a great way for your kindergartener to practice identifying beginning sounds and writing lowercase letters.
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Write the Missing Beginning Letter

Kids are sure to have fun looking at the pictures and finding the missing letters on this alphabet worksheet. It's great phonics practice!
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Fill in the Letters ABC

Fill in the missing A's, B's, and C's in this writing worksheet, which gets your preschooler to focus on onset rime.
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Make a Word: Write the Missing Letter

This little worksheet packs a lot of learning: not only do kids practice sounding out and building words, they get a little writing practice, too.
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