A phonemic awareness program for 4 to 5 year olds targeting CVC segmenting.
One of the most significant pre-requisites for reading, spelling and writing is phonemic awareness. Phonemic awareness is strongly associated with early literacy achievement. In Preparing for Spelling for 4 and 5 year olds, segmentation is targeted as segmentation represents an immediate precursor to CVC spelling ability. This resource contains coloured card sets recommended for explicit 5 minute instruction sessions and provide clear guidelines on how to effectively teach segmentation. These instructions can form the basis of assistant and parent education.
The PLD developmental 5 step phonological awareness process has been designed by Speech Pathologists for use in schools. When used in conjunction with PLD’s pre-literacy screening, this program forms a significant component in a school’s preventative early intervention strategy.
Phonemic Awareness Readiness for Spelling
The phonemic awareness pre-requisite skill involved in spelling simple regular CVC
[consonant-vowel-consonant] words such as ‘tap’, ‘sun’ and ‘log’ is the skill of phonemic segmentation.
E.g. “What sounds can you ‘hear’ (i.e. identify) in the word ‘peg’?” Answer: “p”… “e”… “g”.
The simple but powerful learning activities in this book provide multiple opportunities for students to rehearse the core pre-requisite skill of blending. Aim for little but often (i.e. 3 – 5 minute activities several times a week) until the target skill has been established. Once established in addition to the alphabet sounds simple early reading tasks may be introduced.
- Instruction manual (24 pages)
- 5 different blending activities with instructions
- 125+ colour cards, 3 x game boards
This publication is mentioned within the ‘Whole School Literacy Strategy’ booklet on page 10.
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National Curriculum Statement Click to reveal
Sound and letter knowledge - Phonemic awareness (sounds of language) - Recognise rhymes, syllables and sounds (phonemes) in spoken words
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