Phonemic Awareness

Read Chapter 6: Teaching Phonemic Awareness (pp. 82-100). In addition, it is highly recommended that you read the following web articles from the Reading Rockets program:

  1. Phonemic awareness.
  2. Beginning reading and phonological awareness.
  3. Phonics.

Choose one of the following prompts and use Option 1 or Option 2 in your post’s title as appropriate:

  • Option 1: Explain the difference between phonics and phonemic awareness. Describe an activity for phonics and one for phonemic awareness. Compare how they are similar and how they are different.
  • Option 2: Pretend that you are creating phonemic awareness centers around a single theme, which could be a text, a specific word family, etc. Design activities for each of these centers: Sound Matching, Sound Isolation, Sound Blending, Sound Substitution, and Sound Segmentation. Explain what you found easy and what you found challenging about doing this.