Looking for ways to teach the letter a? These printable letter a worksheets will help.
Teaching a child to read is one of the most rewarding things you can do. I loved seeing my two kids reading and absolutely loving it. I knew they were going to be lifelong learners because reading was fun to them.
One of the ways that I helped my children to succeed in reading was to teach phonics. Phonics is a method of teaching reading that associates certain sounds with certain letters (or groups of letters). Without this instruction, many students do not become good readers. (If you are interested in why this is true, check out this article on the teaching methods that do not work for teaching reading as well as the reasons that phonics does).
These printable letter a worksheets concentrate on the short a sound. If you want to hear the short a sound, this starfall interactive video teaches this sound: The letter a sound
Letter A Worksheets for Kindergarten (can also work for first or second grade)
All of these worksheets will work for kindergarten. If you have a child who hasn’t learned to read yet and they are in first or second grade, these can work too. Some preschool kids will also be interested in these.
Related: Letter E Worksheets for Kindergarten
This first short a sound worksheet is a good introduction to the letter a.
This printable letter a worksheet uses a variety of ways to familiarize your student with the letter a. Your student can color, identify, and practice tracing letter a.
Lowercase Letter A Worksheet
This lowercase letter a worksheet emphasizes the short a sound again.
Tracing Letter A Worksheet
This is a worksheet for tracing letter a. It is a good one to use if you feel like your student needs more writing practice.
More Short A Sound Worksheets
This short a sound worksheet will appeal to kids who like to color. If your child doesn’t want to color, she can just circle the pictures.
You can save this worksheet to refer back to because it has the short a sound and the picture of an apple. This can help remind your student of the short a sound.
Free Teacher’s Guide and Letter A Worksheets PDF
Did you know that it is more important that your child know the sound of letter a than the name of the letter? To become a fluent reader, the sound is what must be learned. If you want some short lessons that teach the sound of letter a, click here to pick up my free lesson book along with all the letter a printables.