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Phonological awareness is a broad skill that includes identifying and manipulating units of oral language. Children who have acquired phonological awareness are able to clap out the number of syllables in words; identify and produce oral rhymes and can hear and manipulate individual sounds in spoken words (phonemic awareness). Phonological awareness skills are one of the best predictors of how well children will acquire early literacy skills. Strong achievement in this area makes learning to read, write and spell a lot easier. Therefore, a focus on phonological skills and careful individual monitoring of achievements is needed to ensure successful development of early literacy
skills in young children.
There are four books in the Phonological Awareness series and they have been designed to be used sequentially.
Book 1: Syllables and Rhyming is the first book in the series entitled Phonological Awareness. The books in this four-part series are designed to be used sequentially. This resource focuses on clapping out the number of syllables in words; identifying and producing oral rhymes and hearing and manipulating sounds in spoken words. These are all skills needed to produce great future readers, writers and spellers.
Book 2: Phonemic Awareness is the second book in the series entitled Phonological Awareness. The books in this four-part series are designed to be used sequentially. The activities in this resource are primarily oral, aural and requiring movement, such as: clapping, stomping and jumping. Picture cards are provided for some of the activities and can be kept and laminated for repeated use.
Book 3: Alphabet Knowledge is the third book in the series entitled Phonological Awareness. The books in this four-part series are designed to be used sequentially. This resource focuses on teaching the letters of the alphabet and their most common sounds. This is an important step in students’ reading and spelling journeys. Blending and segmenting activities are also included.
Book 4: Alphabet Letter Formations is the fourth and final book in the series entitled Phonological Awareness. The books in this four-part series are designed to be used sequentially. This resource focuses on teaching the children how to form their letters correctly. Early handwriting skills are an important skill in early education. Letters are introduced in a particular order which differs from the traditional alphabet sequence.
Early Years, 5-8 Years, 8-12 Years
Phonological Awareness: Book 1 – Syllables and Rhyming, Phonological Awareness: Book 2 – Phonemic Awareness, Phonological Awareness: Book 3 – Alphabet Knowledge, Phonological Awareness: Book 4 – Alphabet Letter Formations