Embedded Picture Mnemonics, English Set 1
Embedded picture mnemonics are more effective for teaching children letter sounds than alphabet pictures which are not embedded in the letter shape (Kilpatrick, 2015). Teachers must take care to ensure that children’s phonemic awareness skills are also being supported when introducing the embedded picture mnemonics, as the images are not likely to be effective for children who cannot yet segment initial sounds (i.e. identify that the first sound in cat is /k/).
The images provided in this resource cover the most basic letter sound relationships which we teach first i.e. igloo is used for i as it uses the “ih” sound, rather than the “eye” sound such as in ice-cream, which should not be taught until later.
Images provided for the English alphabet (single letters), 4 per page.
Two options for the “o” sound (octopus and orange) to cover accent differences.