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PHONEMIC AWARENESS

phonemicAwareness_magneticLetters25x175What is phonemic awareness?

Phonemic awareness is a sub-set of phonological awareness. Phonological awareness is manipulating the sounds of spoken language, without involving print at all.

The child needs to be able to reproduce visual, auditory and motor patterns with minimal effort. Initial skills are in the area of rhyming and chanting skills, knowing how many words are in a sentence and being able to count the number of syllables within a word.

A child with good phonemic awareness is able to isolate the individual sounds within a specific word. The child needs to be able to hear, count and repeat all the sounds (phonemes) in a word. He should be able to blend sounds to “hear” a word. He should also be able to pull the sounds apart in a word. All these can be achieved even if the child can not yet match the written letters to the sounds.

Examples of phonemic awareness skills include:

  • Can you tell if two words start the same or end the same?
  • Can you remove a sound from a word?
  • Can you count the sounds in a word?
  • Can you blend sounds together?
  • Can you remove only one sound at the end of a word?

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Upcoming Events

Jan
21
Tue
10:00 am Rhyming to Reading: Early Childh... @ Educational Therapy Center
Rhyming to Reading: Early Childh... @ Educational Therapy Center
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – Feb 18 @ 11:00 am
Rhyming to Reading: Early Childhood Literacy Program @ Educational Therapy Center
This program, developed by the speech and language specialists at Children’s Mercy Hospital, helps “establish a strong foundation for future reading success.” The curriculum uses multi-sensory activities to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and[...]
Feb
1
Sat
9:00 am Phonological Awareness Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
Phonological Awareness Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Phonological Awareness Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
Phonological awareness is considered a necessary foundation for successful reading. Participants will learn the essential components of phonological awareness and how to develop these skills in a classroom. Hands-on practice with manipulatives will be used[...]
Feb
22
Sat
9:00 am Long and Short Vowels @ Educational Therapy Center
Long and Short Vowels @ Educational Therapy Center
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Long and Short Vowels @ Educational Therapy Center
A hands on demonstration of teaching these vital phonics elements of reading and spelling. Learning the sounds of the letters in our alphabet is one of the first steps in learning to read. Discrimination of[...]
Mar
7
Sat
9:00 am Phonics Instruction and General ... @ Educational Therapy Center
Phonics Instruction and General ... @ Educational Therapy Center
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Phonics Instruction and General Spelling Rules @ Educational Therapy Center
A hands-on workshop presented by an experienced classroom teacher using multi-sensory methods to teach the rules of spelling. Did you know there are several rules for explaining why we read and spell many words the[...]
Apr
4
Sat
9:00 am Syllable Division Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
Syllable Division Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Syllable Division Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
An experienced classroom teacher will incorporate techniques found useful in effective structured literacy instruction for all. Longer words do not need to feel like an insurmountable obstacle for your students. When your readers and spellers[...]

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Phone: (816) 584-8860
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