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Phonemic Awareness

  • Free Reading.Net
    Free-Reading.Net, sponsored by the Florida Department of Education, contains specific activities and featured resources for teaching early literacy. Specific activities include letter sound activities, letter writing activities, phonological awareness activities, reading connected text activities, and vocabulary activities.
  • Songs
    This site features video and audio clips of songs to reinforce early literacy acquisition and phonics concepts.
  • Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening: Instructional Resources: Activities
    This site includes teacher resources such as activities, helpful web links, and a parent corner. Phonological Awareness activities are provided for beginning sounds, blending, rhyming, and sound-to-letter segmentation for Pre-K through Grade 3.
  • Go to Paivi�s Library
    This site features stories that focus on different sounds. Categories include broad o, consonant blends, consonant digraphs, long and short vowels, silent letters and tricky endings, and others.
  • Phonemic Awareness: An Important Early Step in Learning to Read
    Sections of this on-line article include: What is Phonological/Phonemic Awareness?, Why Is It So Important? , Relation to the "Great Reading Wars," Teaching Methods, and References.
  • Homophone Chutes and Ladders
    For this final class project, a student in the Nevada Reading Excellence Act Master�s Cohort adapted a popular game for classroom use. Included in this link are directions for playing, a high resolution image of the game board, and an answer key.
  • A Rhyme a Week: Nursery Rhymes for Early Literacy
    If "an apple a day will keep the doctor away", then perhaps a-rhyme-a-week will keep school failure at bay. WIL's A-Rhyme-a-Week phonological awareness program features 28 different nursery rhymes.
  • Personal Game Boards
    Cohort developed adaptations of board games from Words Their Way to use with preschool children, ages two through five. �The children and I made our own adaptations to allow this game to be used in a variety of letter, sound, and concept of word activities in our class.�.
  • IRA Phonemic Awareness Position Statement
    Summary of a position statement of the International Reading Association on phonemic awareness and the teaching of reading (July 1998), plus a link to the full text of the statement (in PDF format). Phonemic Awareness and the Teaching of Reading (July 1998) .
  • Poems and Songs That Teach
    This link contains the following themed poetic ideas to support phonological awareness: holidays and seasons, alphabet and phonics features, and animals. Ready-to-use readers theater scripts are included.
  • Games
    This site of interactive activities includes making words, vocabulary, concept of word, phonics, alphabet knowledge, phonemic awareness, and others.