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Sound Twins
Match Words with the Same Starting Sounds

Prerequisite Skill

None Assigned

Materials and Preparation

  • Guided Practice Worksheet 

  • Independent Practice Worksheet

Learning Objectives

Students will identify and match words with the same initial sounds.
Develop phonological awareness and recognition of initial sounds.

Introduction (5 minutes)

Introduce Sam the seal who loves things starting with 's.' Present pictures of a sock and a car. Ask, "Which item starts with the 's' sound?" (Sock)

Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling (10 minutes)

Emphasize the key idea that words with the same starting sound can be matched. Reinforce with the example: "Sam likes sock, not car."

Guided Practice (5 minutes)

Distribute the guided practice worksheet "Match Words with the Same Starting Sounds." Students, in pairs or groups, circle words sharing the same initial sound.

Independent Practice (10 minutes)

Provide the independent practice worksheet "Match Words with the Same Starting Sounds." Students match words to pictures, focusing on the initial sounds.



Offer additional support by reviewing initial sounds and providing extra practice.


Challenge advanced students with extension activities like creating their own word pairs.

Assessment (5 minutes)

Evaluate based on completion of guided and independent practice worksheets and performance in the exit ticket.

Review and closing (5 minutes)

Summarize the importance of recognizing and matching words with the same starting sounds.


Address confusion by revisiting examples and providing additional practice opportunities.

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