Does the word rocket sound like the word barn? Of course not! But sometimes it’s tricky for young readers to isolate sounds in words and tell them apart from others. What’s even tougher is when starting sounds sound similar, but middle or end sounds are vastly different. See if your child can tell them apart to assess their phonics skills with this cute downloadable worksheet! Ask your child to name each picture on the left aloud and match the starting sound with an image on the right that starts the same!