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Try Sound Counter
with a sample word list!
- PreK-1stPhonemic Awareness List 1
- PreK-1stPhonemic Awareness List 2
- PreK-1stPhonemic Awareness List 3
- PreK-1stPhonemic Awareness List 4
Note: Although this activity is designed for the grade levels above, it can also be used as a remediation or enrichment activity at any grade level with an appropriate word list.
- Foundational Skills
- Phonological Awareness
- Phonemic Awareness
What? The ability to recognize and and work with individual sounds in words is a fundamental skill that starts as soon as children feel comfortable with the alphabetic principle and simpler phonological awareness skills. More...Less
Phonemic awareness is a good predictor of reading success in the future.
These are sets of skills that develop over time in a progression and are crucial to successful reading and writing. Phonological awareness instruction should start as early as preschool and should be mastered by first grade.
Phonemic awareness is the last phonological awareness skill to develop. This is the ability to manipulate individual sounds (or phonemes) in a word. Phonological awareness is taught in whole group through shared reading and writing and in small group through guided reading lessons. Students can practice this skills independently once they have been explicitly taught.
The screen will have a number to the right of the word so students can see how many individual phonemes or sounds the word consists of. Students receive immediate feedback and are encouraged to keep trying until they identify the correct number of sounds.
Teaching Tip: Sound Counter’s audio component is perfect for English Language Learners (ELLs) and students learning phonemic awareness. Teachers can assign this game during literacy centers or for spelling homework.