Show What you Know!


I Can Statements:

  1. I can say the most common sound for each consonant in the alphabet.
  2. I can write a letter or letters for most consonant sounds
  3. I can write a letter or letters for most short vowel sounds

The Process:

Students will write their letters on a piece of paper or on a drawing app. Once students have drawn or written their letters they can take a picture of their drawing or add the drawing to the camera roll if using an app. Opening one of the tools above students will write a letter and then say the sounds for each letter. If this is an ongoing process you could have student do a video for each new letter they are learning. At the end of the year you have a collection of videos to show student understanding and growth. If you don't want students to use one of the tools you could also have them record each other writing and saying the sounds for each letter.

*Each tool is a bit different so you will want to acquaint yourself with the tool you decide to use with your students.

*Make sure that students either write their first name on the picture or say their first name in the video so you know which video belongs to which student.

Ideas for Implementation:

How does this all work in a Kindergarten Classroom? One idea is to create centers for each part of this project. One way to make it really easy for young learners to find websites is using QR Codes. QR Code readers are available for most mobile devices. For those of you who have students using these devices it's easy to create cards for each center that when scanned will take student to the web resource you want them to use. If a certain app is to be used create a QR code using the apps iTunes URL.
You can even create QR Codes that will play your voice for students. This means you could give directions through audio that students could listen to as needed.

Have too much to do to create QR codes for this lesson? No problem we've done it for you! Download the file below for QR Codes for all the tools used in this lesson.

Phonics Tools

Creation Tools

Sharing Student Work:

For this project there are a number of different ways to collect work from students. One way is to have the students who have mobile devices go to a site like where they can go to a website and drop the file into a dropbox folder. Another option would be to check out Instashare, here is website that will be helpful if you decide to use this tool. Some districts also have Google Apps for Education, if this is the case in your district you could have students add their work to a folder in their Google Drive and share that folder with you.
*If you are using Educreations with students this app does not let you download to your device. It will generate a link that can be sent out or embedded. An app that allows you to write and save to camera roll is Draw and Tell.

Lesson Standards for Common Core

Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.

Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.


Standard 1. Creativity and innovation

Standard 2. Communication and Collaboration (share work)

Standard 5. Digital Citizenship (use technology responsibly)

Standard 6.Technology operations and Concepts