Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Activities - Word Lists - Science of Reading

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Learning Objective

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? This resource aligns with the science of reading research around phonemic awareness. Are you frustrated trying to come up with phonological or phonemic awareness activities for 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 phonological or phonemic awareness skills using word lists that you are at your fingertips. Teach crucial pre-reading skills anytime and anywhere with these simple-to-use phonological or phonemic awareness word lists and activities. Perfect for Intervention and RTI groups!

This resource is for you if you are:

❤️ A classroom teacher

❤️ An intervention teacher running intervention groups for reading

❤️ Looking for something your Para or Educational Assistant can use when working with students.

❤️ Looking for a resource that helps parents help their kids with phonemic awareness skills.

❤️ Having volunteers work with children

❤️ Looking for a GRAB AND GO resource that you can use anytime and anywhere to use all the time you have in the day.

Save money by purchasing these in a money-saving bundle with student activities.

Phonemic Awareness Word Lists and Activities BUNDLE

✅How do I use these cards?

Print the color-coded 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?

Grab a ring of cards and use them when waiting in lines for lunch, recess, dismissal or before leaving for specials. They are also perfect for direct 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 on the cards, making them perfect for volunteers and parents. Each skill has enough words 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.

200 Word Lists Address these skills phonological and phonemic awareness skills:

⭐Word Awareness:

⭐Rhyme Identification/Production:

⭐Initial/Medial/Final Sound Identification

⭐Syllable Identification

⭐Syllable Segmentation

⭐Syllable Blending

⭐Syllable Isolation

⭐Syllable Deletion

⭐Onset/Rime - Identification of Onset/Rime, Deletion and Substitution

⭐Phoneme Blending

⭐Phoneme Segmenting

⭐Phoneme Identification

⭐Phoneme Substitution - Initial Blends, Medial and Final Substitution

⭐Phoneme Manipulation - Initial and Final Phoneme Addition and Deletion, with Blends as well.

⭐Songs to Teach Phonemic Awareness skills

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

Check out these activities to practice many phonemic awareness skills.
Phonemic Awareness Activities - Rhyme Centers

Phonemic Awareness Activities - Sound Identification Centers

Phonemic Awareness Activities - Sound Segmentation Centers

Phonemic Awareness Activities - Sound Substitution Centers

Phonemic Awareness Activities - Syllables Centers

Phonemic Awareness Activities and Worksheets

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken 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/.)


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