Reading with Pictures

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Our latest free printables are cards for the Logical Adjective Game and the Logical Adverb Game.
Reading with Pictures
Language - Reading
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Materialspictures with phonetic names
printed labels
small tray

In this activity the child matches words to pictures.
Cards are available to print below.


  1. Carry the material to a mat or table. Place the tray in the upper right corner.
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  2. Take the cards and lay them across the top of the mat.
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  3. Next step
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  4. Next step
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  5. Next step
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Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions

  • If a child seems to be guessing the words based on the first letter of the word, try grouping the cards by beginning sound (put bed, bat, bib, and bell together).
  • After the child seem to have no trouble matching consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words move on to VCC and CVCC words, then CCVC words, then words with consonant digraphs, and then vowel digraphs. Last, do longer words and words that have digraphs and blends.
(Don't feel you have to follow this order too strictly. This is just the general order of increasing difficulty.) (PDF cards coming soon!)


Make Your Own

Use only a few at a time, of course. Rotate them out on a regular basis (once a week, maybe).

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Further Reading