/a/ Word List

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Help readers develop phonemic awareness, the conscious awareness of the sound structure of words, with an exercise that asks kids to identify and highlight the /a/ sound in a list of 39 words. They then read the words to an adult.


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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Laminate the cards to permit reuse
  • Some learners with dyslexia benefit from reading materials printed in dark brown ink on beige paper rather than the stark black ink on white paper
Classroom Considerations
  • The first in a series of 16 resources designed for learners with dyslexia
  • Although designed specifically for learners with dyslexia, the cards may be used to teach phonemic awareness to all those learning to read


  • Each card in the series features only one vowel sound
  • A link is provided to an /a/ sound scrabble game
  • None
Common Core