Syllable Awareness: Step 4 Phonological Awareness Counting Word Parts to Build Word Smarts

Step 4 in Phonological Awareness deals with word parts and counting syllables. We started with words with sentence segmentation and now we're moving to word parts. This IS NOT a blog post about syllable types, we're just talking the introduction…

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Sentence Segmentation: Step 3 Phonological Awareness Makes Each Word Count!

Step3 of Phonological Awareness is sentence segmentation. This is such a great way help students distinguish between sounds, syllables, and words. I have always done sentence segmentation during small group instruction and whole group writing instruction, but more on that…

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Alliteration and Rhyme: Step 2 Phonological Awareness helps students productively play with words

Step 2 of Phonological Awareness is alliteration and rhyme. This is gonna be fun. I love playing with words and watching the students have fun while they are learning. Even though these go together for Step 2, they are equally…

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Listening Skills: Step 1 Phonological Awareness Builds Successful Readers One Sound at a Time

Listening with Phonological Awareness is about listening for sounds and discriminating the sounds. I was talking to a new teacher and she was frustrated by all the *NEW* stuff they were required to do in small group. She didn't feel…

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