ReadWriteThink: Picture Match

From site: Picture Match is designed to give new readers practice with identifying beginning-letter and short- and long-vowels sounds through a simple, fun game. In the beginning-letter sounds section, a picture of an object (for example, a car) is displayed, and students are prompted to choose the letter that corresponds with the first letter of the word. In the short- and long-vowel sounds sections, students are prompted to choose the vowel that corresponds with the word. If the student does not choose the correct match, they receive an audible prompt and can then try again. When all of the matches are made correctly, the student hears children’s voices cheering ‘Hooray’!”and text prompts tell them that they may print out their matches. Pictures are sorted randomly with each game to provide a challenge if the game is played more than once. Picture Match is intended for beginning readers and could be used individually or in small groups.