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Phonemic Awareness Activities - Word Lists

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Teachers have word lists at their fingertips to work on explicit phonemic awareness skills like rhyme, syllable segmenting and blending and sound segmentation, sound blending and sound manipulation. Perfect for small group, whole group or 1:1.


Are you looking for grab-and-go phonemic awareness activities? Are you frustrated trying to come up with rhyming words or words to segment and blend on the fly? I can HELP! You can easily cover skills like rhyme, syllable segmentation, sound blending and 13 other phonemic awareness skills using word lists that you are at your fingertips. Teach crucial pre-reading skills anytime and anywhere with this simple to use set of phonemic awareness word lists and activities. Perfect for Intervention and RTI groups!

Grab these word lists as part of a comprehensive bundle and save 20%. The bundle included the word lists, printable activities and worksheets to practise phonemic awareness skills.

Phonemic Awareness Word Lists and Activities BUNDLE


✅How do I use these cards?

Simply print the cards, which cover 16 different skills, and place them on a ring, and you are ready to start. Place the rings of cards around your classroom for easy access.

✅How can I teach phonemic awareness when I only have a few minutes each day?

The word list cards are perfect for those times when you have a few minutes to fill. Use them when waiting in lines for lunch, recess or before leaving for specials. Use them to dismiss students - they have to give a rhyming word or blend a word you segment before they can go. There are so many ways to sneak in additional practice. They are also perfect to use during directed instruction at the guided reading table or during shared reading for a warm-up.

✅Why are these the word lists I need?

They will make your instruction EASIER! Determine the skill you want to work on and grab that ring, and you are equipped with a ready-to-use list of words to use for that skill.

✅But wait, what about other adults who support my students? Can they use them?

YES!!! All instructions are included right on the cards, which makes them perfect for volunteers and parents. Each skill has enough words included on the cards to be used with a whole class without giving students the same words. Skills such as Sound Segmenting and Sound Blending have many cards (many with a theme) to provide lots of practice without reusing word lists.

Phonemic Awareness is 5 Minutes is a series of word lists to teach the following phonemic awareness skills:

⭐Word Awareness:

⭐Rhyme Identification/Production:

⭐Initial/Medial/Final Sound Identification

⭐Syllable Identification

⭐Syllable Segmentation

⭐Syllable Blending

⭐Syllable Isolation

⭐Syllable Deletion


⭐Sound Blending

⭐Sound Segmenting

⭐Sound Identification

⭐Sound Substitution

⭐Sound Manipulation

⭐Songs to Teach Phonemic Awareness skills


Check out these blog posts to get more information on Phonemic Awareness:

Phonemic Awareness and Phonological Awareness - What's the Difference?

How to Use Data to Drive Phonemic Awareness Instruction

Grab a FREE phonemic awareness screener to assess your kids: HERE.

But my students need independent practice too! What can I use to give them that practice?

Save money and buy these word lists AND 9 centers for independent practice with Rhyming, Syllables and Sound Segmentation. Find the money-saving bundle here:

Phonemic Awareness Word Lists and Centers for Rhyme, Syllables and Sound Segmentation

or you can check out each of the individual centers here:

Phonemic Awareness Centers for Rhyme

Phonemic Awareness Centers for Syllables

Phonemic Awareness Centers for Sound Segmentation

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.


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