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phonemic awareness

on June 23, 2013

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In this workshop I will define the term “phonemic awareness,” focus on the importance of phonemic awareness, and discuss the activities that foster its development in the context of reading and writing. Whenever I begin to read any current educational journal, I almost assuredly come across the term “phonemic awareness.” It is perhaps the buzzword of the last decade! What is “phonemic awareness” and what does it have to do with literacy?

Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear and understand that spoken words are made up of individual sounds, or phonemes. For example, the word cat has three sounds /c/a/t/. Children who are phonemically aware understand the structure of the spoken language and are able to hear the individual sounds in a word in the context of the other sounds within that word.

Many studies consistently link phonemic awareness to success in reading, especially success with decoding or word recognition. Phonemic awareness helps children understand the alphabetic principle that the speech sounds they hear are represented by a letter or combination of letters. If children can hear the sounds in words, they can begin to learn the letter symbol attached to each sound. This is important when they read and write.

Children naturally enjoy playing with language. Using nursery rhymes, poems, songs, and stories helps students learn how language works and develops phonemic awareness. Through word play students can begin to notice the Individual sounds of words (phonemes), and to identify and manipulate these individual sounds.

I hope you’ve had a chance to review the lessons teachers have posted as part of Session 2. You’ll discover favorite titles from Dr. Seuss, nursery rhymes, songs, poems, and others. Playing with rhyming, rewriting texts, and using drama are a few ideas you’ll discover.

 

Overview
In this workshop I will define the term “phonics,” focus on classroom activities that support phonics teaching, and share helpful resource materials that can support your instruction.

Phonics is a hot educational issue, and has become a political issue as well. In fact, the phonics controversy has been debated for over 50 years! Most early literacy educators agree that phonics is important for emergent readers and writers. How phonics should be taught is the area of disagreement. I believe a knowledge of phonics is necessary to both reading and writing in a balanced literacy program.

Phonics refers to an understanding of the relationship of letters and sounds as they are used in writing and reading. It is learning about how letters and sounds work in words.

 

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