Difficulty Acquiring the Alphabet Sounds – Screen

Year Level: Early Years, Foundation

In-depth Screens (when students are slow to progress or are experiencing difficulties) with acquiring their alphabet sounds.

This screen has been designed to identify why students are not progressing or why they are experiencing difficulties acquiring skills. The screens highlight what additional skills require targeting. The results should direct the efforts of Educational Assistants, parents and support staff and direct teachers in making modifications to targeted small group or individual teaching. The screen assesses the ability to identify and verbalise the sounds at the beginning of simple words (i.e. initial sound awareness), which is a precursor to acquiring alphabet sounds.

The download is a quick screen to determine:

  • Initial Phoneme Awareness
  • Verbalisation of Initial Phonemes (Sounds)
  • Alphabet Readiness

On page 5 of the whole school literacy strategy we outline when initial sound awareness should be ideally instructed. The short response is the term before an alphabet sound program is introduced. This page provides a more detailed explanation of how the skill is taught explicitly first, then there is a 1-minute progress check scheduled to determine if this essential skill has been adequately developed for the next area of instruction, the alphabet sounds and blending.

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