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The Letter F


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The Letter F

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Introduction to the Letter 'F'

Welcome to the world of letters, where we focus on the fabulous letter 'F'! It's a significant letter as it is the sixth letter in the English alphabet. The letter 'F' has a unique sound that you can hear at the beginning of words like "fish" and "frog". Knowing this letter is very important for kindergarteners as they begin their journey into reading and writing.

Understanding the Letter 'F' – Definition and Sounds

The letter 'F' is the sixth letter in the English alphabet, and it produces a voiceless sound, represented phonetically as /f/ .

This means you make the 'F' sound by lightly biting your lower lip with your upper teeth and blowing air out of your mouth without vibrating your vocal cords. It's important for kids to learn both the uppercase 'F' and the lowercase 'f', as they will see them frequently in texts.

You will often find that the letter F does not like being alone and forms consonant blends with other f or other letters.

What is the sound that the letter 'F' makes?
Can you give an example of a word that starts with the letter 'F'?
Is the sound of the letter 'F' voiced or voiceless?

Writing the Letter 'F' – How to?

Writing the letter F is simple and fun! Whether it's the tall and proud uppercase f or the friendly lowercase f, mastering their shape is key to great handwriting.

Practice writing the 'F' with different materials like crayons, markers, or even with your finger in a sandbox. The more you practice, the better you'll become!

The Letter 'F' – Example Sentences and Words

To get familiar with the letter 'F', let's look at it in action. For example: "Four fluffy fish swam in the flood." In this sentence, 'F' starts both big and small words, and you can hear its unique sound in each instance.

Using these words in sentences can help you remember the 'F' sound and improve your reading and writing skills.

Words with the Letter 'F'

The letter 'F' features in many words, whether at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end. Below is a table with commonly used words incorporating the letter 'F':

Begin With Contain End With
fox coffee cliff
frog offer roof
family before chef
friend different wolf

The Letter 'F' – Summary

Key Learnings from this Text:

  • The letter 'F' is the sixth letter of the English alphabet.
  • It makes a voiceless sound that is like /f/ , as in 'fan'.
  • Recognizing both uppercase 'F' and lowercase 'f' is essential for literacy.
  • Practicing writing and using 'F' in words helps strengthen understanding and memory.

Keep practicing the letter 'F' with fun activities and games, and remember, the more you practice, the better you'll get at reading and writing!

The Letter 'F' – Frequently Asked Questions

What is the sound of the letter 'F'?
Can you name a few words that start with the letter 'F'?
What is a simple way to teach writing the letter 'F'?
Is the letter 'F' always pronounced the same way?
Why is the letter 'F' important to learn in kindergarten?
Are there any games that can help learn the letter 'F'?
How often should kids practice writing the letter 'F'?
What are some crafts that include the letter 'F'?
Can learning the letter 'F' be made into a song?
What are some creative activities for preschoolers to learn the letter 'F'?

Transcript The Letter F

Let’s join Dee and Kala in the phonics garden ... and learn all about… "The Letter ". This is the letter , it makes the sound /f/. This is an uppercase ... and this is a lowercase one. They both make the /f/ sound. like in ... frog , ... fish , ... and friend ! Let's practice the /f/ sound with Kala! "/f/ , /f/!" Can you spy anything in the garden that begins with the letter ? "There's a fly (...) that starts with the letter !" Is there anything else in the garden that starts with ? "There's a fox (...) that ALSO begins with the letter !" Uh-oh! is hiding with other letters! Can you help find the letter in the alphabet? Point to the letter when you find it! Did you also point here? You did some great work in the phonics garden! Today we learned all about the letter , ... we listened to and made the /f/ sound... we found words that began with the letter (...) and found it in the alphabet! Interested in a challenge? Watch this video again and try to find the FLOWER and FAIRY hidden in the garden! Comment below when and where you find them! Want to learn more? Check out the next letter video in the alphabet, the letter !

The Letter F exercise

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learned? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video The Letter F.
  • Which one is the correct letter?


    Listen carefully to the sound, play it again and think about what you can hear.

    This is a ___.

    Look again at the picture above. What sound does this word start with?


    The correct letter is f. This makes the /f/ sound.

  • What sound does the letter make?


    The word fly starts with the sound.

    Listen to all four sounds again. Which one is the same as the beginning of the word fantastic?


    The correct sound is /f/.

  • Find the objects that begin with "f".


    There are 5 items that start with f to highlight.

    Listen to this word. Can you find it in the picture?

    Listen carefully to the names of the objects.


    The five items that begin with f are:

    • five
    • fan
    • fig
    • fire
    • fireworks
  • What is the word?


    Listen carefully to the last sound in each word.

    Here we can see the words with pictures. Use this to help you find the matching pairs above.


    The words are:

    1. fog
    2. fin
    3. fix
    4. fizz
  • Help Kala find the objects that begin with "f".


    Listen to the sound. Which words begin with this sound?

    Say all of the items out loud. In which ones do you hear the /f/ sound at the beginning?

    There are two correct choices.


    Fork and fruit start with /f/.

  • Can you put the words in the correct group?


    Listen carefully to this word. Do you hear f at the beginning or at the end?

    Think carefully about the first sound that you hear, is it f or a different sound?

    There are 3 words that begin with f and 3 words that end with f.


    Foot, fingers, and four have f at the beginning.

    Chef, leaf, and calf have f at the end.