Sound Story Pictures
Important Note: These pictures are available from the links shown in green below. Each link will download a zip file to your computer that contains multiple images. You won't be able to see the images on your computer until the file is unzipped. To unzip the file, double click on it. Click Extract all. Select the location where you want to store the file, make sure the Show extracted files when complete box is checked, then click Extract. Now you will be able to open the file and see and use the pictures.
Teachers, tutors, and parents may download these pictures and use them to create bulletin boards, flashcards, games, and other instructional materials for their own students, as needed. These pictures are copyrighted by Kathryn J. Davis and may not be shared except through links to this site. The pictures may not be used to make materials to sell.
You can see the sound pictures below. Each picture represents a speech sound in the English language. Notice that these are NOT key word pictures. The pictures represent the sound itself, for example the call of the crow is "aw, aw, aw," the dog growls "rrr," and the sound of the violin is "l, l, l." This approach makes it easier for students to learn the sounds for the letters of the alphabet. Some beginning students are not yet able to isolate beginning sounds in key words. For some pictures the beginning sound for the name of the picture is the same as the sound it represents (ball/b, wind/w), but this is accidental. You can listen to the sound story to hear the sound for each sound picture under the Audio tab on the main menu. To download a zip file with the sound story pictures click any of the links above.
Hover over a picture to see the letter that represents the same sound. Click a picture to enlarge it.