The Prep and Year 1/2 teachers have been exploring more about Phonological / Phonemic Awareness. You may like to view the following Youtube presentation from the Neuhous Education Center. (It is intended for teachers but it is well explained for others to follow too.)
WHAT RESEARCH SAYS:
- Phonological Awareness is critical to learning to read.
- Phonological Awareness is a strong predictor of reading success. (Children who can hear the parts within words find it easier to learn to read.)
- Phonological Awareness can be developed through instruction. (Children can be taught to hear the parts within words through a variety of activities.)
from the handout that accompanies the presentation.
During Reading Recovery we include Phonological Awareness instruction across the whole lesson, but mainly during Letter ID / Word Work (e.g. making a word with magnetic letters, changing the 1st or last letters, breaking a word into parts) and Writing (e.g. clapping syllables of a word before attempting to write it, sound boxes).
If you would like to know more about phonological awareness or phonemic awareness go to http://www.k12reader.com/phonemic-awareness-vs-phonological-awareness/
You may like to read a previous post about Phonological Awareness.
You can download at handout with some ideas for home at https://www.superduperinc.com/handouts/pdf/172%20Phonological%20Awareness.pdf
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