Simply put, our job is to find out what lower and upper-case letters they already
know, what they need
to know, and to teach
what is lacking in the most efficient (and hopefully fun) way possible. In other words, it’s all about assessment-based instruction.
These comprehensive (not random sample) and easy-to-administer alphabetic awareness assessments provide the quickest and most accurate assessment of lower-case sequencing ability and lower-case to upper-case matching. Also included is a corresponding recording matrix to help you monitor progress. The assessment results will tell you what is mastered and what is not
to inform your instruction. In other words, the assessment gives you the data you need to decide what to teach whole-class and what to teach in groups.
The alphabetic awareness assessments have been designed by an MA reading specialist and can be administered in small groups of up to six students at a time. Each of the two tests takes no more than five minutes. That’s right… No more time-consuming individualized assessments! Spend more of your time teaching and less time assessing.
That’s efficient, assessment-based instruction!
This download also includes alphabet awareness games and activities guaranteed to teach your kids their lower and upper-case letters. Font variations are included! Teach whole-class if most of your students have not yet mastered syllable awareness and manipulation, but teach a small group if only some
have not yet achieved mastery.
Your students will love the “New Alphabet Song” (audio file link included), which separates the l-m-n from the o-p-q while still maintaining the classic Mozart melody.
Your children will love the games and activities! Perfect for pre-school, kinder, first, or second-graders. Ideal for Response to Intervention classes for older kids, English-language learners, or special education kids with visual or auditory processing challenges.
Post-test using the same assessment after you teach and give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back for how much your kids have learned. You, your students, your parents, and your administrator will see measurable results.
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Before spending $3.00 for this product, why not spend $12.99, instead, and get the complete Phonemic Awareness Toolkit,
which includes these phonemic (phonological) awareness assessments, games, and activities? PLUS, GET THE AUDIO FILES
FOR THE PHONEMIC AWARENESS ASSESSMENTS. Wahoo!
*Syllable Rhyming (audio file of the test administration provided)
*Syllable Awareness and Manipulation (audio file of the test administration provided)
*Phonemic Isolation (audio file of the test administration provided)
*Syllable Blending (audio file of the test administration provided)
*Phonemic Segmentation (audio file of the test administration provided)
In short, this comprehensive program is everything you need to determine which elements of phonemic awareness your students have mastered and which they have not with the corresponding games and activities to teach these not-yet-mastered skills.
For special education, English-language development, and response to intervention teachers, these phonemic awareness assessments, games, and activities are components of Mark Pennington's comprehensive Teaching Reading Strategies
reading intervention program.
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