Sharpen Reading Activities


Finding "s" as "z"

In this activity, we present Learners with sentences containing two underlined words that have the letter "s." We review with the Learner that the letter "s" can represent two different sounds, /s/ and /z/. The Learner reads each sentence out loud and taps each underlined word in which the "s" represents the /z/ sound. Up until this activity, each letter we present to the Learner represents only a single sound. In this lesson, we introduce the idea that sometimes one letter can represent more than one sound.