Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Initial F: One-Syllable Word List by Syllable Shape

Here you go. Over 360 one-syllable words beginning with the /f/ sound all on the same page. They are sorted by syllable shape: CV, CCV, CVC, CVCC, CCVC, CCVCC, CVr, CVrC, CCVr, CCVrC, and CVrCC (Vr=Vocalic /r/). I chose to go with comprehensive so a lot of these words are a bit obscure and there is some repetitiveness across syllable shapes (i.e. face/faced, fry/fryer/fryers). However, if you need to practice CCVCC initial /f/ words, you'll find a bunch of them here. I've included a color handout and a printer friendly version. Take your pick.

Chime in with a comment if you like this resource. If people are finding this useful I'll make some more. I haven't chosen which sound I'd do next, so if you have a request, this is your chance to put in a vote.

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  1. You are awesome! I'd like to put a request in for /s/. My son struggles with this sound because he has a slight lisp. Our summer home therapy will be initial and final /s/. Thank you. I love your blog and follow it regularly. Such great ideas for those of us who advocate for our children. :-)

  2. the list is wonderful to have all in one place for a quick reference. When I'm using /f/ I'm usually always with my pre-schoolers and /k/ and /g/ usually need to be addressed also. /R/ and /L/ is always needed with my grade schoolers. Thanks for your generousity. Cathleen, cemithc215@aol.com

  3. I really like this too!! We're working on /b/ right now. I would love something for /b/ and /m/. Part of my struggle is where to start and all. But i got it figured out and /b/ is our starting point. I love the materials on this site and using it more and more. Thank you for all your hard work and making this available. - Jennifer

  4. WOW! That's amazing. I'd love anything you did.

  5. Your website is quickly becoming my "go-to" for useful/print-ready materials. Thanks for your hard work! I actually will be using this list TODAY in a therapy session.

  6. Thanks for the positive feedback! I think I'll try to make at least a couple more of these. They're pretty work intensive, so it'll be slow. I've started on initial /b/. If I haven't run out of steam after that I'll probably do initial /s/ next.

  7. Thank you for this! A very useful resource!


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