"The activities and games are so creative, exciting, and fun that any child would be eager to participate. I cannot wait to use these in my classroom!"
—Sonia Trehan Kelly, Director
Blue River Montessori School, Duxbury, MA
"Teachers need to understand how phonemic awareness develops over time, especially in young students, so that they can sequence and pace their lessons appropriately. The author provides many useful lists of tasks that teachers can practice with and reflect on."
—Marta Ann Gardner, Literacy Coach
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA
Teach phonemic awareness in "phun" and creative ways!
Phonemic awareness has been identified by the National Reading Panel as a critical part of reading success. This easy-to-use, teacher-friendly book presents elementary educators with a well-organized and thoughtful review of phonemic awareness instruction.
The second edition of Phonemic Awareness contains an updated collection of 48 lessons for children in Grades K–3 or students in Grades 4–6 who have difficulty reading. While the activities are sequenced around particular phonemes or sounds, teachers can reorganize and sequence them according to skills such as identification, blending, rhyming, segmentation, deletion, or manipulation. With updated pictures and graphics to make concepts clearer for students, this new edition provides:
- An easy-to-read overview of phonemic awareness
- Scripted lesson plans for immediate use
- Progress charts to track student development
- 50 reproducible forms
- Fun and playful games and activities for teaching particular phonemes
This exceptional, field-tested guide provides elementary teachers, literacy coaches, and reading specialists with a balance of consistency and variety in lessons that lead students through lively activities.