Phonemic Isolation Assessment and Activities

Phonemic Isolation Assessment and Activities
Phonemic Isolation Assessment and Activities
Phonemic Isolation Assessment and Activities
Phonemic Isolation Assessment and Activities
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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.


This comprehensive phonemic isolation assessment provides the quickest and most accurate assessment of rhyming ability and includes a corresponding recording matrix to help you monitor progress. 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 ten-item phonemic isolation assessment has 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 and manipulate 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 the test administration audio file to play while you supervise the whole-class testing. Wahoo!


This download also includes phonemic isolation games and activities guaranteed to teach your kids how to isolate phonemes. Teach whole-class if most of your students have not yet mastered syllable awareness and manipulation, 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 children 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 processing 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. You, your students, your parents, and your administrator will see measurable results.

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Before spending $3.00 for this product, why not spend $12.99, instead, and get the complete Phonemic Awareness Toolkit, which includes these phonemic (phonological) awareness assessments, games, and activities?

*Alphabetic Awareness
*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)

In short, this comprehensive program is everything you need to determine which elements of phonemic awareness your students have mastered and which they have not with the corresponding games and activities to teach these not-yet-mastered skills.

For special education, English-language development, and response to intervention teachers, these phonemic awareness assessments, games, and activities are components of Mark Pennington's comprehensive Teaching Reading Strategies reading intervention program.

Check out the Pennington Publishing Blog for hundreds of useful articles and FREE teaching resources.
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