English Phonics Consonants ‘f’ and ‘h‘
English Phonics Consonants ‘f’ and ‘h’
Consonants# ‘f’, and ‘h’ are easy to learn in English phonics#. Please practice these sounds.
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Consonants produce sounds that are more consistent and easier to identify than vowels. Therefore, they make a good starting point for learning to read.
Initially, work should be done on identifying beginning consonant sounds (ex: t-t-t tulip).
After that, activities can focus on identifying final consonant sounds (ex: cat ends with the t-t-t sound)
When children learn to recognize the sounds of consonants at the beginning and end positions of words, they gain the ability to look at a word and make a reasonable guess as to what it might be.
Viewing the word in the context of a picture will help reinforce this skill.
(for example, a picture of a dog with the word DOG underneath. The ability to sound out the D and G letters will help the child identify that the word is DOG, not puppy or dalmatian)
The ideas and activities presented in this section will help children develop the following skills:
- identifying beginning consonant sounds
- distinguishing between two or more beginning consonant sounds
- identifying ending consonant sounds
- distinguishing between two or more ending consonants
- choosing words that have a particular beginning or ending consonant