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Literature-Based Phonemic Awareness Activities for Early Autumn

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Your little learners need to work on their phonemic awareness skills, and this grab-and-go book will keep you from having to generate practice items for them.

I have selected ten of my favorite children's picture books that celebrate early autumn with these autumn themes: End of Summer, Scarecrows, Harvest, Leaves, and Apples. Although these activities can stand alone, they are compatible with these ten picture books which are: "Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe" by Vera B. Williams, "Maple & Willow Apart" by Lori Nichols, "The Little Scarecrow Boy" by Margaret Wise Brown, "Barn Dance" by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, "Ox-Cart Man" by Donald Hall, "Our Apple Tree" by Gorel Kristina Naslund, "Fletcher and the Falling Leaves" by Julia Rawlinson, "Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf" by Lois Ehlert, "Apple Picking Time" by Michele Benoit Slawson, and "Apple Cider Making Days" by Ann Purmell.

"Literature-Based Phonemic Awareness Activities for Early Autumn" includes 2200 items...10 sets (one per picture book) of 10 items on these 22 phonemic awareness skills: blending onset-rime, blending words with 2 phonemes, blending words with 3 phonemes, blending words with 4 phonemes, blending words with 5 phonemes, matching word to phoneme, generating story words by phoneme, matching initial phoneme to word, supplying initial phonemes in words, supplying final phonemes in words, segmenting initial vowels in words, segmenting initial consonants in words, segmenting final consonants in words, segmenting 3-phoneme words, segmenting 4-phoneme words, deleting the initial phoneme in words, deleting the final phoneme in words, substituting the initial phoneme in words, substituting the final phoneme in words, substituting the medial phoneme in words, switching initial phonemes in word pairs, and speaking Pig Latin.

Item sets contain a suggested verbal direction, an example, and 10 items for easy data collection with your own data sheet. Items should be given at a rapid rate. When a child struggles with an item, provide the answer. Reviewing missed items at a later time will reinforce learning.

PREP: 1. Download this book to your digital device or print/bind it for easy use. 2. Locate the ten picture books (which are NOT INCLUDED with this download).

The phonemic awareness activities in this book are suitable for large groups, small groups, literacy centers, and individual learners. Teachers, reading specialists, speech-language pathologists, and parents will find these activities useful for teaching, remediation, enrichment, and informal assessment. A companion book entitled "Literature-Based Phonological Awareness Activities for Early Autumn" features a total of 1300 phonological awareness items that are compatible with the same ten autumn stories.

WHY TEACH PHONOLOGICAL AND PHONEMIC AWARENESS? Reading instruction that focuses on building student skills in background knowledge, oral language, vocabulary, print concepts, phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word analysis strategies, and reading fluency helps create successful and confident listeners, speakers, readers, writers, and spellers. When we teach children to hear, identify, and manipulate words, syllables, and sounds in the absence of accompanying visual input (i.e., print), we are building their phonological and phonemic awareness skills. Teaching phonological and phonemic awareness as a part of reading instruction is an evidence-based practice.

Phonological (sentence/word/syllable) and phonemic (sound) awareness activities are often referred to as sound play, word play, or listening games. Phonological and phonemic awareness activities are auditory/oral tasks (in contrast to phonics tasks which involve printed material).

"Literature-Based Phonemic Awareness Activities for Early Autumn" provides high-interest, seasonal phonemic awareness activities with a focus on the quality children's picture books and vocabulary enrichment that our youngest learners need. Furthermore, the rich and varied vocabulary included in the selected picture books helps build the background knowledge that students will need as they become readers and writers.
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