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Sound Identification Sheet

I have been busy testing my new class to see how many letter sounds they remember from Junior Infants. It ‘s a mammoth task but very worth while. I created these cute and incredibly useful sheets for easy testing. Please click here to download both. I laminated them and punched them so they can be kept in my ring binder for ease of use.

Incidentally, the sound sequence matches the letter sound introduction pattern used by Jolly Phonics.

I thought that it was about time that I created a recording sheet to directly correspond with it. I have added some explanations to the image below to help you use the sheet to it’s full potential. These obviously will not appear on your copy!

So here we go: click here to download

I prefer to tick only the unknown when testing children. It  makes it so much easier to read scores at a glance. It also allows you to concentrate more acutely on the child and to document the difficulties that  he/she has or the incorrect responses made. It is also easier on the hand when you have lots and lots of children to test ;).

I will be creating similar test sheets for digraphs over the coming weeks. I think that these sheets are equally useful for parents and teachers. We both have to keep track of how well children are doing and to figure out what sounds to practice that day. By the way, only revise/teach 3 sounds at a time regardless of how many your child did not know. If possible separate out the teaching of those that they reversed eg b and d.

How do you keep track of scores? Have you any clever tips that you could share with us?

Have fun,

Miss Mernagh 🙂

p.s The graphics are by DJInkers and the fonts by kevinandamanda.com
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4 thoughts on “Sound Identification Sheet

  1. What a great resource (and help :D) Thanks so much Cathríona for all the effort you put in to making school life easier for teachers and parents alike! You are one in a million! 😀 I will definately be using this with my class!:D

    1. Hi Laura, thank you so much for taking the time to send such a lovely comment! I am finding that sheet so useful already. It’s so handy that it matches the ” I know my sounds inside out and upside down” sheet and the Jolly Phonics scheme too. If you can think of any other printables that would be useful please let me know. I am sure that others would find them equally useful. Have a great year at school 🙂

  2. Wow…. I’m speechless…. This is great, all I need is here. I’m so happy I found it. All the resources you share are very usefull. Thanks a lot. Carla

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