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Number and Operations Make-n-Take

Initial Sound Picture Sort

Grade: K-1
Subject Area: Math
National Standard: RF.K.3


  1. Hang up Differentiated Choice Board Pocket Chart in classroom. 
  2. Use 1 Nautical Tools Cut-Outs (spy glass) and place (1) either S.S. Discover EZ Letters or S.S. Discover Lowercase EZ letters on cut-out. Mixing both upper and lower case letters. Create enough to fill pockets of pocket chart. Choosing letters and sounds that students typically struggle with. 
  3. From Phonics for Kindergarten Workbook copy pictures that match each letter sound and adhere to cut-outs (compass). Attach the compass cut-outs to a binder ring at the the top of the pocket chart. 


Students choose a picture from the ring, remove it and place the picture in the corresponding pocket that matches the letter/sound. This is a student self-checking center. 


  • Markers
  • Tape or Glue
  • Binder Rings