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Lesson 2 - a
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Learning the sequence of shapes for the letter a and link it to the speech sound that lets you know when to write it.


Use this step-by-step guide to learn how to write the letter a in a style that links the letters.  Then listen in so that you will be able to recognise the speech sound that lets you know when to write it. Use these skills to go on a Sound Search - a useful skill that will speed up your ability to recognise the sound in different positions in words.

Work through all the activities in the sub sections on the right, or choose the ones that suit you best.

Practise all the letter shapes and speech sound links.

The first step to freeing up processing space for what we want to write is to make how we write each letter an automatic response to the sound we hear - LET'S PRACTISE.

Once you have the first written set of letters from working along with the film, you can ask someone to say the sounds so that you can write the letters again.  This regular practice helps you to be ready for learning the next shape and speech sound.

If you think that you will need to re-learn the speech sounds because you were taught in a slightly different way, then please watch this short film.