Phonics and Phonemes - Sound Wall with Mouth Photos - Sound Wall Kindergarten



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Phonics and Phonemes – Sound Wall with Mouth Photos – Sound Wall Simply Kinder



Simply Kinder has been on a journey to better understand the research behind the Science of Reading and how to improve instruction for all students. One of the recommended tools for improving reading instruction is using a sound wall. By focusing on the sounds the letters make in detail students can gain a deeper understanding of reading.



This is a BUNDLE of our UPCOMING Sound Wall Resources. These resources will include real photos of students who are just going into kindergarten and who are just completing kindergarten and ready to go to first grade. These resources will also feature real images instead of clipart for the object examples.


This will be everything you need for a Sound Wall and so much more!


Currently included in this bundle is:

Alphabet Printables with Mouth Pictures – Included in this bundle are 2 printables with the mouth photos per letter. Each letter has students rainbow writing the sound, identifying the sound in pictures, and writing the sound. The mouth photo encourages students to say the sound while they work with it. Also includes 1 Seesaw version of the above printable. Activities include the same and additionally ask students to record themselves saying the sound before they submit their work.

Alphabet Wall Cards with Real Photos – Included in this bundle is a set of color alphabet wall cards that has real photos.Each card is 10.8 by 5.04 in size and includes an engaging initial sound photo, the letter in a traditional font, and an image/s of kindergarten students making the sound.These are one letter per page and take up most of the page so you can displace them in print or digitally. Includes letters a-z as well as ch, sh, th, wh, and ng.

Vowel Sound Wall – Everything you need to set up your vowel valley with lots of options!

Consonant Sound Wall – Everything you need to set up your consonant wall with lots of options!

~ Sound Wall with Spelling Cards – A different style of photo options for your sound wall than the two above.

Sound Wall Labels and Icons – This file contains all the labels (such as vowels and consonants, stops, etc) and icons (such as voiced and unvoiced). The labels are clipart and not real photos.


Basic Phoneme (or Sound) Cards – These photo cards are approximately 6 by 4 and have all 34 phoneme mouth formations. In the lower right-hand corner, there is text with the grapheme (letter) for that picture. These print two to a page and come in color and black and white.


Phoneme Cards – Similar to the Basic Phoneme Cards, but these cards come with the letters on them and are a little bigger. You get to pick from 3 different options on what you want on these cards. They range from just printed letters to icons for voiced and unvoiced. These are perfect for your sound wall if you have lots of space or aregreat for whole or small group instruction.


~ Phoneme Cards (letters only) – When displayed with the articulation photos, these cards will help your students to associate the letter with the sound.


Spelling Pattern Cards – Included in this bundle is a set of color phoneme-grapheme cards. Each card has a real photo to match that is engaging. The cards come in two size options 10.6 by 4.1 and 5.8 by 4.1. There are also two card options to pick from for graphemes (letters/letter patterns) – the full set and the kindergarten set that has only the most common we work with in kindergarten. For example, the long vowel for a only includes a_e, not ay, ai, etc.


Spelling Pattern Picture Cards – In this file we give you 107 pictures, one for each spelling pattern for each of the 44 phonemes. When you are teaching short you will have a picture of a cat but when you are teaching short e you will have a picture of a ten and a head. Another example, when you are teaching the j sound, you will have words like bridge, gem, AND juggle. At this level, it’s not about teaching them different spelling patterns BUT about recognizing and exposing them to words that have that sound NOT just that initial sound. Very powerful.


~ Individual Sound Charts – This file is 140 pages and includes every option you could possibly want in an individual sound wall. Want to focus on just kindergarten sounds? We got you. Want to use real mouth pictures on there? We got you. Don’t see an option you need, let us know and we will add it.


You don’t have to use these items for a Sound Wall, you can use them to teach the sounds of the alphabet as well. <3


We will be adding more to this bundle, so if you need something a different size or want something specific added please let us know and we will do our best to add it.




Please note, these files are uploaded as individual files and not one big, hundreds of pages document because this file features LOTS of real photos. Upon purchase, you will get access to these files in our Google or Dropbox drives.


Jennifer Kadar, Kindergarten, First Grade


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