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Contents

Letter Sounds
1 Beginning Sounds 2 13 Words to Know 68
2 “C” and “G” 12 14 More Words to Know 72
Review 14 15 Words That Go Together 76
3 Ending Sounds 16 Review 82
4 Middle Sounds 20 Reading Comprehension
5 Two Letters, One Sound! 22 16 The Big Idea 84
Review 24 17 It’s All in the Details 90
6 Short Vowels 26 18 Order of Events 96
7 Long Vowels 36 19 Reading between the Lines 102
8 Why “Y”? 46 20 Making Predictions 108
Review 48 21 Facts and Opinions 112
All about Words Review 116
9 Compound Words 50 Answers 119
10 Contraction Action 54
11 Syllables 56
12 Plurals 60
Review 66

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Beginning Sounds

Starting Line
SAY the name of each picture and LISTEN to its beginning sound. WRITE the letter to
complete each word. Then READ each word out loud.

ike
1
esk
6

2
ed 7
us

3
ish ork
8

oat
4 9
oll

5
og um
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Beginning Sounds

Maze Crazy!
1
Help the bee get to the hive. DRAW a line through the maze to connect the pictures
whose names begin with the b, d, or f sound.

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Beginning Sounds

Sounds and Words


SAY the name of the picture in each row and LISTEN to its beginning sound. CIRCLE
the word or words in the row that have the same beginning sound.

1. quick quit fun

2. jeans gum jam

3. kite kick goat

4. mop fan hand

5. gas keep zip

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Beginning Sounds

What’s My Word?
1
SAY the name of each picture. CIRCLE the word that matches the picture.

1. 2.

hand jam rang king


3. 4.

queen nail jump jar


5. 6.

kite tent girl quilt


7. 8.

hat fall jug key

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Beginning Sounds

What Starts My Name?


SAY the name of each picture. WRITE the correct word for each picture under the
letter that makes its beginning sound. LOOK at the word box for help.

leaf net pan mop pig log mat nose

l m n p
nose

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Beginning Sounds

Picture Match
1
READ each sentence and FIND the matching picture. WRITE the correct number in the box.

1. I see a ladybug on a leaf.


2. The milk is on the mat.
3. The nest is next to the net.
4. I ate pizza and pie for lunch.

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Beginning Sounds

Starting Line
SAY the name of each picture and LISTEN to its beginning sound. WRITE the letter to
complete each word. Then READ each word out loud.

ent
1
eal
6

ing
2 7
ix

ooth3 8
ed

ooster
4 9
ub

omato
5
aw
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Beginning Sounds

Double Cross
1
SAY the name of each picture and LISTEN to its beginning sound. DRAW a line from
each picture to its name.

rake rose
sun tape

tooth top
sink rock

tie rug
sock seal
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Beginning Sounds

What Starts My Name?


SAY the name of each picture. WRITE the correct word for each picture under the
letter that makes its beginning sound. LOOK at the word box for help.

zipper van wig yo-yo web yellow vase zebra

v w y z

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Beginning Sounds

Word Connection
1
SAY the name of the picture. Circle the letters that make its name. WRITE the word.
Then READ the word out loud.

ve t m e s b w i mf
ca n v u p t t o n g
van 1 2 3

x- l a y g e r n z e p u
h r u p y a m c s i r o

4 5 6

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