For many Spanish-language learners, “A” is the beginning since “A” shares the same place in the Spanish alphabet, known as el abecedario or el alfabeto, as in the English alphabet: first letter and first vowel (vocal). In Spanish, “A” is called «la a». This free Spanish Letter A Worksheet is designed to be fun and educational at the same time.
Unlike in English where sounds are highly variable, in Spanish, «la a» is almost exclusively pronounced with one sound: the sound most English speakers make with the “A” in “father.” (Exceptions to the single Spanish “A” sound most often exist when a string of vowels form another sound, called a dipthong or tripthong, such as in cuerpo and fuera, or with regional and dialectal differences.)
However, since phonetic alphabets vary wildly or are difficult to understand, the easiest way to learn to pronounce «la a» is to hear it over and over and to practice. Try one of these two videos to hear and practice the sound.
- Forming capital “A”
- Forming lowercase “A”
- Identifying capital “A”
- Identifying lowercase “A”
- Familiarization with “A” vocabulary and a common infinitive
- colorear (colorea)
- la a
- las aes
- letra A
- trazar (traza)
This two-page printable is all about «la a»: from practicing formation of capital letters (mayúsculas) and lowercase letters (minúsculas) to being introduced to “A” vocabulary. Because of the age group targeted, directions are scaffolded in English and Spanish or use English/Spanish cognates.
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Ideas for Use
This download is geared toward students in preschool or kindergarten but is acceptable for any student who needs a little extra letter and Spanish vocabulary practice. Download your free Spanish Letter A worksheet below.