In the same way we have students orally rehearse their stories before writing children need to work with phonemes, or sounds, before attaching letters to them. This is phonemic awareness
Phonemic awareness is essential for beginning readers and must be systematically taught. Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear and manipulate individual phonemes, or sounds. All this work can be done in the dark – with no letters attached. Phonemic awareness is a very good predictor of reading success and it must be explicitly taught.
These units teaches skills required for phonemic awareness:
-Rhyming (identifying and producing)
-Counting number of words in a sentence
-Beginning, final and medial sound isolation
-Blending and segmenting phonemes
-Manipulating phonemes by adding or deleting sounds
97 pages of phonemic awareness centers are included. *More will be added to this portion of the pack*
These units can be used prior to, or in conjunction with, a phonics program. It can also be used as an intervention for struggling readers who have difficulty isolating, blending, segmenting phonemes when reading and/or writing.
Here is my phonics unit: Phonics All Year
Want to see it in action? Here is a video of me teaching it to my first graders!
NOW with ALL of the 9 months!
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