What do you get in the Phonemic Awareness Toolkit? In short, everything you need to determine which elements of alphabetic and phonemic awareness your students have mastered
and which they have not
with corresponding games and activities to teach these not-yet-mastered skills. Which skills? 1. Alphabetic awareness 2. Syllable rhyming 3. Syllable awareness and manipulation 4. Phonemic isolation 5. Syllable blending 6. Phonemic segmenting
We all know that phonemic (phonological) awareness is the highest correlate to early reading success. We now know that phonemic awareness consists of a set of discrete skills, understandings, or abilities. Students master some of these before
learning to read and some while
they are learning to read. And reading research shows that phonemic awareness can be taught,
not just caught.
Simply put, our job is to find out what 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.
The six comprehensive assessments provide the quickest and most accurate assessments of your students’ skills, understandings, and abilities in each of the key elements of phonemic awareness. 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 assessments have been designed by an MA reading specialist and can be administered in small groups or with the whole-class. That’s right… No more time-consuming individualized assessments! Using simple symbols, students select the sounds they do or do not hear. Spend more of your time teaching and less time assessing.
That’s efficient, assessment-based instruction! PLUS, GET AUDIO FILES FOR EACH OF THE PHONEMIC AWARENESS ASSESSMENTS. Wahoo!
Following are the six phonemic awareness assessments:
*Alphabetic Awareness (no audio file of the test administration)
*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)
The Phonemic Awareness Recording Matrix helps you record all test results on one-page to plan instruction and monitor individual progress.
This program doesn’t just provide assessments. You’ll also get games and activities to teach all six of the alphabetic and phonemic awareness elements. Teach the games and activities whole-class if most of your students have not-yet mastered one or more of the elements, but teach a small group if only some
have not yet achieved mastery.
Both simplistic and advanced vocabulary are used to help children identify the sounds to identify, replicate, and manipulate. All-too-often teachers use only cat, bed, and gum
when they should also use psych, quest, and tech
to teach phonemic awareness. These phonemic awareness games and activities use both simplistic and advanced language‒just what you want for your diverse classroom. This is rigorous language play, not simply sing-song entertainment. Fun, yet challenging for your kids.
Your kids will love these 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 auditory 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. The Phonemic Awareness Toolkit produces measurable results.
For Response to Intervention, special education and English-language development teachers, these phonemic awareness assessments, games, and activities are components of Mark Pennington's comprehensive Teaching Reading Strategies curriculum-available here on TpT. Check out Teaching Reading Strategies
for quality reading resources.
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