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Sal the Octopus is a three-part tiered activity that objective is to improve phonemic awareness of phoneme /s/. Level I-Phoneme Blending; Level II- Phoneme Segmentation; Level III- Phoneme Deletion
Students with strong phonological awareness are likely to become good readers, but students with weak phonological skills will likely become poor readers (Blachman, 2000).
Phonological Awareness: The basis for Reading and Writing success. The improvement of phonological awareness allows the student to know that language is made up of words, rhymes, syllables, and sounds.
Phonemic Awareness: A vital component of Phonological Awareness. The improvement of phonological awareness allows the student to be able to hear and identify the individual sounds in words, manipulate sounds, and blend sounds together to make words.
Phoneme Blending: Phoneme blending is the ability to hear the individual sounds in a word, put the sounds together, and say the word that is made.
Phoneme Segmentation: Phoneme segmentation is the ability to break words down into individual sounds.
Phoneme Deletion: Phoneme deletion is the ability to remove individual or blended sounds from words or to identify words once a phoneme or phonemes have been removed.
*Activity Page for Level I Phoneme Blending
Blachman, B. A. (2000). Phonological awareness. In M. L. Kamil, P. B. Rosenthal, P. D. Pearson, and R. Barr (eds.), Handbook of reading research, 3, pp. 483-502. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.