Sound and letter knowledge: Students develop knowledge about the sounds of English and learn to identify the sounds in spoken words. They learn the letters of the alphabet and how to represent spoken words by using combinations of these letters (see ACARA).

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ALPHABET - LETTER RECOGNITION - LETTER SEQUENCING
Alphabet Antics
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An early learners site that enables children to listen to a letter name and match the corresponding letter. Educators may use upper or lower case letters.
ICT Games
Phoneme Flop
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An early learners' site that requires children to identify and match letters, then 'catch' them on the landing pad. Educators may select the letters children are to identify.
Game Goo
Words in alphabetical order
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Arrange the bears in alphabetical order. Each bear has a word on its shirt. Children are required to identify alphabetical order of the words and drag them into the train.
Learning Planet
Alphabet Train
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An early learners' site that encourages children to identify the next letter in a sequence. When the correct letter is identified, the train chugs off and another arrives with a missing letter.
Poison Rouge
Letters
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A site for early learners. Click on a letter to discover a word that starts with that letter. Next a short clip will play.
Starfall
How the alphabet got its order
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A short movie that shows alphabetical order in a comical way.
Literactive
Sorting b, p, d
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Children need to identify and sort the often visually confusing letters - b, d and p. Children drop and drag the letter into the corresponding fish bowl.
Primary Online
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Children are required to identify the missing letter in a sequence by clicking on the letter in the group.
Project Alphabet
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Project alphabet is an engaging way for students to learn the alphabet. Students locate objects beginning or ending with the letters of the alphabet and capture pictures using a digital camera. Photos are uploaded to the free site with the option to download the project as a PDF or a printable book.
ABC's for Grades K-2
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A collection of sites and games that are ideal for children learning alphabet.
PHONICS - MATCHING LETTERS to SOUNDS
Letters and Sounds
Initial sound match
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A simple memory game where children are required to match a picture with its initial sound.
ICT Games
Phonic Fighter
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Children are required to match the initial sound with the picture.
ICT Games
Letter Lifter
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Children 'start the belt' then type in the letter that matches the initial sound of the picture. Good for keyboarding skills as well as inital sound recognition.
Kent ICT
Sound Sea
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Once they hear the sound, letters pop out from behind rocks and sea creatures. Children need to click on the letter that corresponds to the sound.
Mr Thorne Does Phonics
Videos
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Hundreds of short phonic videos. Entertaining for children. This site is organised with different phases of phonics (UK).
RHYMES and RHYMING WORDS
Literactive Rhyming words
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Click on the picture that rhymes with the word in the bubble. The word is read, then children can scroll over the picture to hear it and identify the rhyming word.
BBC Bite Size Rhyming challenge
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A great site for helping children to identify rhyming words. Click on the word that matches. With each correct answer the character takes an extra step across the river, aiming to get to the other side.
QUIA Rhyming word match
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Click on the two words that rhyme. A game of memory.
Sadlier Oxford Rhyming words
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A memory game that asks children to identify the rhyming picture or the rhyming word.
BBC Schools Rhyming game
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Varying levels of difficulty. Click on the word that rhymes. Has picture prompts.
Roy the Zebra Rhyming words and games
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Links to lots of rhyming and cvc games.
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