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Resources for Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers

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Literacy: Phonemic Awareness
Includes Definition, Lessons, and Assessments

Definition and Theory

Literature for Literacy - http://www.literatureforliterature.ecsd.net/ Teachers have collected and summarized research; gathered titles of stories that highlight particular phonemes; listed rhyming books; definitions; classroom implications.

Carol's Favorite - 2005

Phonemic Awareness Approach to Reading - A 24 pg. document to download and use. http://www.coreknowledge.org/CKproto2/resrcs/lessons/prek99phonemic.pdf 
Phonemic Awareness: An Important Step to Early Reading - http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content2/phoemic.p.k12.4.html A good one-page read.
Phonemic Awareness: What Does It Mean? A summary article of the research; description. http://www.educationnews.org/phonemic_awareness_what_does_it_.htm
Phonological Awareness and Concepts of Print - http://www.doe.state.de.us/reading/PA%20Module%201.ppt  An excellent PowerPoint presentation that could be used with parents or colleagues for professional dialogue.

Lessons, Materials and Resources

Alphabet Chant - http://members.tripod.com/~ESL4Kids/chants/alphabet.html

Did Someone Say /f/ /o/ /n/ /e/ /m/ /i/ /k/... http://www.coreknowledge.org/CKproto2/resrcs/lessons/PreK98Phonics.htm A huge list of activities.

English Phonemes Meaningful Names/Sounds Associations - http://www.auburn.edu/%7Emurraba/spellings.html Listing for great sound linkages; like /a/ Fonzie's greeting...

Hand Gestures for Phonemes - http://www.auburn.edu/%7Emurraba/gestures.html

How Now Brown Cow - Learning Disabilities Online has developed this in-depth page.

How Now Brown Cow Phoneme Activities - http://www.readingrockets.org/article.php?ID=137 Lots of ideas and descriptions to back them up.

Ideas and Activities for Developing Phonological Awareness
-  A 52 pg. pdf file
that can be downloaded and printed off for a reference.

In the Classroom - Phoneme Segmentation - http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/Phonics_Link/lessons/segmentation.html Using a puppet to chop up sounds; cute but effective!

Levels of Phonemic Awareness - http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/patti/k-1/teacher/assessment/levels.html Gives age approximations for phonemic awareness skills

Patti's Classroom - Here's where 5 skills are developed with several ideas for each skill.

Phonemic Awareness Activities - http://members.tripod.com/ESL4Kids/phonics.html Ten different activities to implement.
Phonemic Awareness Activities for the Classroom - Short and sweet; but good listing for rimes under phonograms.
Phonemic Awareness Activities for Kindergarten -
http://www.mrsjones.org/brooks/phonics.html  Mrs. Jones has prepared this web
page for parents.
Phonemic Activities for the Preschool - http://www.readingrockets.org/article.php?ID=416  Several ideas developed that you can use in the classroom.
Phonemic Songs PBS - http://pbskids.org/lions/songs/  Different songs for specific focus sessions
Rhyming Words Activities - http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/patti/k-1/activities/rhyming.html 4 different ideas.

Sask Ed's Phonemic Awareness Activities - http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/ela/e_literacy/awareness.html

Sound Muncher Songs and Ideas - http://www.marcias-lesson-links.com/Muncher%20Monsters.html Phoneme substitution ideas
Tampa Reads - http://www.tampareads.com/phonics/whereis/index.htm You have to be discriminating here - some are just 'worksheets' that will not help child transfer knowledge - use them orally to develop the auditory discrimination; the diagraph sheets and ideas are great - you get some free - use them. The Home Page http://www.tampareads.com/phonics/phonicsindex.htm will lead you to vowel sounds as well.
Teaching Sound Isolation - http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/patti/k-1/activities/isolation.html 6 different activities


Bear Wear - http://www.brainconnection.com/teasers/?main=bc/bear  An online phonological assessment completed like a game.
Phoneme Awareness Assessment Tools - http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/patti/k-1/teacher/assessment/tools/final.html Final sounds assessment; short, easy to administer.
Phonemic Awareness Assessment - http://www.pps.k12.or.us/curriculum/literacy/video/assessments/k-phonemic.pdf  pdf file to download and print
Recognizing Rhyme Assessment - http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/patti/k-1/teacher/assessment/tools/rhyme.html Brief, easy to administer.
Yopp-Singer Test of Phoneme Segmentation -

Online Games

Clifford's Sound Game - http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/flash/phonics/index.htm  Find items that start with the same sound as the picture and drop them in the box; audio.

Diagraphs: Movies -
Starfall Movie for /sh/ - http://www.starfall.com/n/skills/sh/load.htm?f 
Starfall Movie for /wh/ - http://www.starfall.com/n/skills/wh/load.htm?f 
Starfall Movie for /th/ - http://www.starfall.com/n/skills/th/load.htm?f
Starfall Movie for /ch/ - http://www.starfall.com/n/skills/ch/load.htm?f 

Elmo Rhymes - http://pbskids.org/sesame/elmosworld/index.html  Find the rhyming words; or watch as Elmo finds them.

Fuzzy Lion Ears - http://pbskids.org/lions/games/ears2.html  Auditory discrimination; children must select missing letter. With mouse over letters, audio is heard.

Language Arts Games - http://www.glenview34.org/wb/Language_arts/online_langarts.htm#consonant

Pounce - http://pbskids.org/lions/games/pounce2.html  A lion cub has to pounce on the word that is given; audio.

Reggie the Rhyming Rhino - http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bll/reggie/home/index.htm  A rhyming game that can be played online; need audio.

Sounds of the Letters - http://www.readinglesson.com/abc.htm  Each letter is named along with its sound and a picture association.

Starfall Consonants Game - http://www.starfall.com/n/level-k/index/play.htm?f  Click on one of the letters to see a "story" about that letter. In the story see 3 pictures that begin with the letter, and sort upper and lower case letters.

List Serve Mailing - February 26, 2005