NTGreek Lessons > Phonology > Lesson 2: Sight and Sounds of Greek Letters (Module B)

2.0  Introduction, 2-1
2.1  The Ten Similar Letters, 2-2
2.2  The Six Deceptive Letters, 2-4
2.3  The Nine Different Letters, 2-8
2.4  History of the Greek Alphabet, 2-13
Study Guide, 2-20

Lesson Two builds on the foundation of Lesson One by continuing with the sight and sounds of the twenty-four Greek alphabetical characters. This lesson continues the building blocks for learning Greek phonics by merging simple vowel and consonant-vowel combinations into syllables. The similarities and dissimilarities between the Greek and English letters are underscored by comparing between what is known and what is new.

Study aids are provided to aid in the continuing process of learning the alphabet. Ninety-two embedded are included. The eight-paged Study Guide included at the conclusion of Lesson Two further motivates to learn the Greek alphabet.


Click on the above link to download Lesson 2. Additional study aids for Lesson 2 may be viewed and/or downloaded (see below).

Study Aids

The following individual study aids are designed to reinforce the material presented in Lesson Two by making new material familiar, and familiar things new. An answer key is provided where necessary. The different levels represent an escalating level of difficulty. It is recommended to begin with the least difficult exercises under Level One and proceed through Level Three to receive maximum benefit from these resources. All PDF links open in a new window.

redsquare Study Guide Answer Key [studyguideanswerkey.pdf] Instruction
This is the answer key for the lesson's Study Guide. It is important to answer all of the lesson's exercises before consulting the answer key. SA 2:1-7
redsquare Trace the Letters [trace.pdf] Exercise
The intent of this exercise is to aid in the penmanship of properly forming the Greek letters. These work sheets may be printed as needed. SA 2:8-9
redsquare Sound Recognition [soundrecognition.pdf] Exercise
This introductory exercise emphasizes to correlate English letter sounds with those of Greek letters. The Greek word or words are circled that sound most like the provided English key word. SA 2:10-11
redsquare Recognition of Greek Letters [letterrecognition.pdf] Exercise
This short exercise tests the recognition of the Greek letters in words. There are fifteen lines with each having five columns. The word or words are circled in the right-hand four columns that match the word in the left-hand column. SA 2:12-13
redsquare The Wrong Letter! [wrongletter.pdf] Exercise
The letter or letters in each line are circled that is/are not a Greek alphabetical character (if any). Both lower and upper case letters are used in this exercise. There are fifteen lines with six letters in each line. SA 2:14-15
redsquare Alphabet Dictation [dictation.pdf] Exercise
The upper and lower case letters are written in the space provided after listening to the instructor's pronunciation of a Greek letter. The Greek letters are not necessarily dictated in their alphabetical order. All twenty-four letters are pronounced twice. SA 2:16-17
redsquare Match The Greek Letter With Its Name [alphabetmatch.pdf] Exercice
The exercise is divided into two parts. First, the twenty-four Greek letters in the left-hand column are matched to its alphabetical name in the right column. Second, the Greek letter's alphabetical name is spelled in English, under which its corresponding upper and lower case letters are to be spelled. SA 2:18-21
redsquare Greek Alphabet Letter Sort [alphabetsort.pdf] Exercise
A three-part exercise of sorting Greek words and letters into their alphabetical order. First, sixteen Greek words are listed in the left-hand column, which are to be alphabetized in the right-hand column. Second, the object is to sort five Greek letters into their alphabetical order. And third, the misfit alphabetical character in each line is to be circled. SA 2:22-25
redsquare Quiz [quiz.pdf] Test
A multiple choice and "True or False" quiz that tests over general information presented in Lesson Two. There are fifteen multiple choice questions. SA 2:26-29
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