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Phonemic Awareness
Ready-to-Use Lessons, Activities, and Games

Second Edition
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June 2009 | 192 pages | Corwin
'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

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.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Overview of Phonemic Awareness
Importance

 
Definition

 
Complexity

 
Phonemic Awareness Versus Phonics

 
Relationship to Reading

 
Training

 
Components

 
Phoneme Identification and Comparison

 
Phoneme Segmentation

 
Phoneme Blending

 
Summary of the Facts About Phonemic Awareness

 
 
2. Teaching and Assessing Phonemic Awareness
Instruction

 
Components of Effective Instruction

 
Levels of Instruction

 
Levels of Phonological Awareness

 
Assessment

 
Conclusion

 
 
3. Collection of Lessons
Lesson 1: Recognizing Phonemes in Words

 
Lesson 2: Recognizing More Phonemes in Words

 
Lesson 3: Identification /d/

 
Lesson 4: Deletion /d/

 
Lesson 5: Identification /s/

 
Lesson 6: Identification and Segmentation /s/

 
Lesson 7: Deletion /a/ /s/

 
Lesson 8: Identification /a/

 
Lesson 9: Blending /a/

 
Lesson 10: Recall and Segmentation /f/

 
Lesson 11: Identification /f/

 
Lesson 12: Rhyming /o/

 
Lesson 13: Segmentation /o/

 
Lesson 14: Identification /o/ /a/

 
Lesson 15: Blending /m/

 
Lesson 16: Segmentation and Identification /m/

 
Lesson 17: Deletion /r/

 
Lesson 18: Recall /r/

 
Lesson 19: Identification /e/

 
Lesson 20: Identification and Recall /e/

 
Lesson 21: Segmentation /e/

 
Lesson 22: Identification and Recall /p/

 
Lesson 23: Deletion /p/

 
Lesson 24: Blending /n/

 
Lesson 25: Indentification /n/

 
Lesson 26: Rhyming /u/

 
Lesson 27: Segmentation and Identification /u/

 
Lesson 28: Blending /u/

 
Lesson 29: Identification /t/

 
Lesson 30: Deletion /t/

 
Lesson 31: Recall /k/

 
Lesson 32: Segmentation /k/

 
Lesson 33: Segmentation and Identification /i/

 
Lesson 34: Comparision /i/

 
Lesson 35: Identification of Short Vowels

 
Lesson 36: Identification /l/

 
Lesson 37: Segmentation /l/

 
Lesson 38: Blending /b/

 
Lesson 39: Recall and Segmentation /b/

 
Lesson 40: Segmentation and Identification of Long Vowels

 
Lesson 41: Identification /j/ /v/

 
Lesson 42: Blending /g/ /y/

 
Lesson 43: Rhyming of Long Vowels

 
Lesson 44: Deletion /h/ /w/

 
Lesson 45: Identification /z/ /qu/

 
Lesson 46: Segmentation of Long Vowels

 
Lesson 47: Identification /sh/

 
Lesson 48: Segmentation /sh/

 
Activity: Folder Game: /sh/ shark (skill: segmentation)

 
 
Resource: Progress Charts and Lesson Plan Template
 
References
 
Index

“This book is a must in any early childhood classroom. The lessons are concisely written and easy to implement. 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

“The lessons are presented in such a clear, concise manner that they're appealing to read. I do not need to wade through a ton of verbiage to get to the meat of the activities.”

Carol Peterson, Second-Grade Teacher
Leclaire Elementary School, Edwardsville, IL

"Scott understands the importance of phonemic awareness in reading and spelling. Her book is based on research, comes from direct experience with teaching students, and gives practical lessons that can be adpated for many age groups."

Jill A. Brown, Special Education Co-Chairperson, Modified Language Arts Instructor
Lakewood Middle School, Salinas, KS

"Research has proven the importance of phonemic awareness skills in children's reading. This book will guide you to success from one skill to the next. It is written with teacher application in mind and is based on a solid foundation of research and real practice in the classroom. Scott's book is packed with stimulating games, activities, and ready-to-use lessons on every page."

Mary Ellen Wade, Special Education Teacher
Independent School District #704, Proctor, MN

"Phonemic awareness is the base for establishing a child’s literacy development. This teacher-friendly book is a wonderful guide: children learn while having fun! It’s a must-have for a beginning teacher!"

Jamie Tillotson, Special Education Teacher
Mt. Carmel School District, IL

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter 1: Overview of Phonemic Awareness


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