Beginning Sounds with Picture Books

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 11179

R U ready to review reading and repetition? View videos, start a story, peruse a picture book, and learn a lesson about the sounds letters make in the beginning of words. You will even write a story!



learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Listen to your teacher read this Mother Goose Rhyme. What sound do you hear repeated throughout the rhyme?

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers;
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked;
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

By Mother Goose

Welcome back to the Phonemes lesson series!

In this series, you are learning to listen to all of the sounds in words. In the first Related Lesson, found in the right-hand sidebar, you practiced listening for the beginning sounds in words, using pictures to help you name the sounds.

In this lesson, you will practice listening for the first sound in words using videos and picture books. You will need a copy of Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut by Margaret Atwood.

To begin this lesson, watch the videos* from KidsTV123 (below) to practice the letter sounds for each letter in the alphabet.

*Note to teacher: You may want to choose the videos that correspond to the letter sounds for which the student needs the most help. You may want to watch these videos over a few days, or stop and take breaks in between the videos.

Now, think about one of the videos you watched. Choose a letter sound from the alphabet. Turn and tell your teacher as many words as you can think of that begin with that letter sound. When you are ready to practice beginning sounds some more, move on to the next section.

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