Phonemic Awareness is a true indicator of whether or not your students will be successful readers. So it is crucial for teachers of emerging readers to be able to have their students learn these skills, practice these skills, and have these skills assessed along the way. This Phonemic Awareness Kit was designed with two different ways to use it in mind. The first way is for your students to use it as literacy centers. Upon teaching each skill, a set of task cards can be prepped and put out for your students to practice the skill. The second way to use these materials is as a means of quick and simple assessment for you. The assessment kit is designed as "task cards". To prepare them, simply print (on card stock if you wish) and laminate them.
This kit is subdivided and each section is color coded for easy organization and ease in using. Here is what is included:
*Rhyming Pairs (Royal Blue)- This set includes 52 cards.Each card has a pair of pictures on it. Teacher says, "Call/Tall. Do they rhyme?" Student gives a thumbs up while looking at the picture. There is a key for this set of cards. Each card has a letter in the corner which has nothing to do with the pictures, but allows you to check picture names of the rhyming words on the key!
*Onset Fluency (Bright Green)- This set includes 80 cards. Each card has a picture on it. Your students will identify the picture and state the beginning sound. You can use this for assessment by telling your student the word and they state the beginning sound. Answers again are recorded on the recording sheet. Teacher says, "This is a zinnia." Students says, "Zinnia.../zzzz/".
*Phoneme Deletion (Orange)- This set includes 40 cards. Each card has a picture on it with the beginning letter in a little cloud in the left hand corner. Students are to say the word without that letter. Teacher says, "Honey. Take away the /h/ sound." Student says, "oney".
*Phoneme Substitution (Yellow)- This set includes 48 cards. Each card has a picture on it as well as a little cloud in the left hand corner with another letter in it. Teacher says, King. Take away the /k/ and add /s/. Student says, "sing".
*Combining Words- (Light Blue) This set includes 44 cards with compound word pictures and words on them. The compound word is written in two different colors. Without showing the card to the student, the teacher says, "mush and room". The student puts the word together to say, "mushroom" and is shown the correct answer by looking at the card.
*Ending Sound Fluency (Hot Pink)- This set includes 80 picture cards. Each card has a picture on it. Teacher says, "broom". Student says, "broom..../m/".
*How Many Syllables? (Purple)- This set includes 32 cards. Teacher says, "butterfly". Student says, "butterfly", claps the word by syllable, and three."
Please note...the above picture cards are only included in a color version! I didn't want the download to be any larger for you.
Also included is a DATA RECORDING SHEET. This sheet comes in color (matching the colors of the sets) or in all B&W depending on your printing preferences. I think the color version will allow you to stay extremely organized when assessing students. To assess each section noted above, simply pick ten cards at random from each section noted above. Simply follow the directions for each section and put a check mark if your student gets the answer correct or leave blank if they do not get it correct. The card can be duplicated only once per student per year and there is the option to do 5 different assessments using the same sheet. Just use a different color pen each time for the date and your check marks you make while you assess so you can track growth throughout the school year.
To organize your materials, consider putting the directions cards in plastic sleeves along with the corresponding cards. Then put all of the materials into a notebook so everything will remain organized and simple for you to locate.
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