Phonemes

the phoneme /L/

 Phonics, Phonemic awareness, Early reading, Letters and Sounds, ELA K-2, ELA 1st Grade, ELA Kindergarten

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phoneme /l/ with illustrated character

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The phoneme /l/

A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound. Each different sound in a word is a phoneme, and each phoneme is represented by a grapheme (a letter or group of letters).

Download our Phonemes-Graphemes chart for phoneme /l/ below.

Print out the chart or display it on a screen. Focus on one phoneme at a time. Each phoneme can be written using different graphemes. The phoneme is introduced alongside these corresponding graphemes and example words. Sound out each example word, highlighting how different graphemes can make the same sound. This page also includes further research and information on teaching phonics.


Common Core alignment: 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. 
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.2.C Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes). 
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.A 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.   
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.A Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.


EXAMPLE

illustrated lipsPhoneme /l/ as in lips


activities

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sample pack

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deep dive

Phonics is the method that helps children build systematic connections between letters and sounds. Phonics has a better impact on children’s reading ability than any other type of reading program. It has also been shown to improve spelling, particularly among Kindergarteners and First Graders. To find out more, read our Deep Dive into Phonics report.

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