Basic Sound/Symbol Flash Cards

Original price was: $40.00.Current price is: $17.99.

8 in stock (can be backordered)

Fluent reading depends upon automatic word recognition.  For reading to become automatic, a student must master the meaningful “chunks” of words.  The Basic Sound/Symbol Flash Cards represent the foundation upon which all words are built.

The Basic Sound/Symbol Flash Cards provides parents and teachers with a fun and engaging way to provide students with explicit practice for studying the phonics concept of sound-symbol recognition.  The Basic Sound/Symbol Flash Cards will introduce students to letters and sounds such as:

  • Consonants
  • Vowels
  • Digraphs
  • Beginning and Ending Blends 
  • Units
  • Most Common Suffixes  

The Basic Sound/Symbol Flash Cards includes:

  • 112 Double-Sided, Oversized Cards (3.5″ x 5.75″)
  • Consonant, Vowel & Digraph Cards come with and without pictures for advanced progression
  • Color Coded by phonics skills:
    • Consonants & Digraphs – Blue
    • Vowels – Yellow
    • Blends – Blue
    • Units – Red
    • Suffixes – Light Blue
  • A listing of the phonics rule is included on the back of each card.

Can we answer some of your questions:

How do I use the Basic Sound/Symbol Flash Cards?

The Basic Sound/Symbol Flash Cards are great for teaching and reviewing letter sounds, word parts, and phonics skills.

  • Begin by using the blue and yellow flash cards that represent the letters A-Z.
    • NOTE:  The letter and digraph cards have two options (with and without pictures).  Begin by using the flash cards with pictures.  When your student has mastered the sounds on the cards with pictures, advance to the cards with no pictures.
  • Hold up a flash card.  Your student will say the SOUND associated with each letter (for instance on the card with the letter <a>, your student should say the sound /a/, as in the word “apple”).
    • Flip through the deck.  If your student forgets a sound or says the wrong sound, correct them, and ask them to repeat you.  Place any incorrect card in the back of the deck, so they get another chance to say the correct sound.
    • Flipping through the card deck is a great way to start any phonics lesson, and it is recommended to practice daily.  As your student becomes more accurate sounding out the cards, begin flipping through the deck faster and faster, until the student can automatically sound out each card.
  • Once the letter cards are mastered, begin adding in the additional concepts.
    • Only add in a few additional cards at a time, so that your student is not overwhelmed.
Canada customers please note:


All international shipments sent by PDX Reading Specialist, LLC, are sent DDU “Delivery Duty Unpaid”. International shipments may be subject to local duties, taxes (HST, VAT, etc.) and fees (such as brokerage fees). Shipping prices obtained through quotes or during the checkout process from our website do not include these duties, taxes, or fees. You, the receiver, may be contacted by customs or the carrier once the shipments arrives. It is the customer’s responsibility to settle any charges to release the shipment. If a shipment is declined and returned to us (the sender) due to the failure to contact or pay duties, taxes and fees, the shipping fees originally paid to PDX Reading Specialist will not be eligible for a refund. No refunds will be applied until goods arrive back to us. Only goods that arrive back to us in the condition in which they were sent will be eligible for a refund (minus the shipping fees). Additionally, international shipments can take time to clear customs (up to 45 days) once they reach their destination country.

Original price was: $40.00.Current price is: $17.99.

8 in stock (can be backordered)