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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books: Phonological Awareness Companion

Speech Universe
Grade Levels
PreK - 1st
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24 pages
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This is a phonemic awareness book companion for There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books by Lucille Colandro. This is a companion packet only, the book must be purchased separately.

Phonemic awareness skills that are targeted include:
Syllable Awareness
Syllable Blending
Rhyme Recognition
Rhyme Generation
Monosyllable Word Blending (onset/rime)

Activities are as follows:
How Many Syllables?- Students count the number of syllables, and use Do-A-Dot markers to complete the activity. (4 worksheets)

Blending Syllables– Students listen to two syllables, and state the word that they hear. (18 cards and game board)

Recognizing Rhyme-Students listen to two words, and then state if the two words rhyme. (24 cards and 2 mats)

Generating Rhyme- Students are given a word, and asked to state a rhyming word. (27 cards and roll it, rhyme it, keep it game board)

Blending Monosyllable Words Onset-Rime– Students listen to an onset and a rime, and asked to state the word they hear when the sounds are blended together. (18 cards and game board from Blending Syllables activity)

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Total Pages
24 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
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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