Letter J worksheets

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Alphabet Worksheet - Handwriting Lowercase Letter J Alphabet Worksheet - Handwriting Uppercase Letter J Preschool Letter Worksheet - Letter J Preschool Letter Worksheet - the 'j' sound

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In a nutshell

Only 'q', 'x' and 'z' are used less frequently in English than the letter j. It is one of the easier letters for new readers as it is almost always pronounced as in the word 'jump'. The main difficulty it presents is that some young children will write 'j' when they should be using 'g' - for example in 'page' or 'George'.

Nice clip

Here is a great little clip from Sesame Street to introduce your child to the letter j:



If English is your child's second language

Depending on what their first language is, your child may struggle to differentiate between the 'j' and 'y' sounds. This is most likely to be the case if you are native Spanish speakers. If this is you, you may find this podcast helpful.

Random fact

In any random sample of English writing, the letter j would only be expected to appear about three times out of every thousand letters.

How do you say...?

Letter J

How do you pronounce the 'j' in 'Beijing'? What about in 'Taj Mahal'? If you use the normal 'j' sound you are correct. However, if you (like me until I discovered this!) use the 'ʒ' sound (that is the 's' sound in 'pleasure' or the 'g' sound in 'genre') you are guilty of what is called a hyperforeignism! In actual fact, the correct Chinese and Indian pronunciations of these two terms are much closer to our normal 'j' sound, than to 'ʒ'.


Tongue twister

Try saying this five times in a row as fast as you can without making a mistake. See who is better at this - you or your child!

A gentle judge judges justly.


'I Spy' words

'I spy with my little eye, something beginning with...' is a great game to play to reinforce the sound that a letter makes and it can be a fun game to kill some time - for example on a long car trip.

Here is a selection of short words starting with 'j' for you to use:

jam, jug, jaw, jet, jar, jeans, jelly, Jell-O, jeep, jewelry, juice, junk, jacket


The Letter J Worksheets

Alphabet Worksheet - Handwriting Capital Letter J


Tracing Letters - J is for Jellyfish

This letter j worksheet gives your child lots of opportunities to practice writing capital J.

 

 

 

 

Alphabet Worksheet - Handwriting Lowercase Letter j

Tracing Letters - j is for jellyfish

This letter j worksheet focuses on the lower case letter j.

 

 

 

 

 

Letter J Worksheet

Letter J Activity Worksheet

This worksheet gives your child an introduction to the sound that 'j' makes, and also allows them to practice writing the capital and lower case letter j.

 

 

 

 

Letter J Worksheet

The 'j' sound

This worksheet provides a further opportunity for your child to become familiar with the letter j sound.

 

 

 

 

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