Educational Links: Phonemic Awareness

Educators who want to know more about evidence-based reading instruction topics can find accurate and current information on the more than 150 sites included on these lists. While we are providing this list of relevant educational links as a service to the educational community, we do not endorse nor do we have any association with these sites.

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Phonemic Awareness Internet Resources

Phonemic Awareness Assessment Tools — Contains assessment tools for rhyming, sounds, blending, and segmentation assessment.

Phonemic Awareness in Young Children — Provides educators with the latest ideas, tools, and activities to teach reading to PreK-3rd grade students including ESL.

Phonemic Activities for the Preschool or Elementary Classroom — Lesson plans/activities for the preschool or elementary classroom.

Phoneme Isolation: Building Phonemic Awareness — Lesson Plans and online student materials for all grades in phonemic awareness

Generating Rhymes: Developing Phonemic Awareness — Lesson Plans for K-2

Phonemic Awareness and the Teaching of Reading — Position Statement from the International Reading Association

The Importance of Phonemic Awareness in Learning to Read — Article from the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory

Phonemic Awareness Activities for 4-5-6 Year-Olds

Phonemic Awareness Activities — K-1st grade phonemic activities including rhyming, syllable segmentation, beginning sound substitution, sound isolation, and segmentation

Beginning Reading and Phonological Awareness for Students with Learning Disabilities

Making Friends with Phonemes — Article from The Reading Genie

Sources of Curriculum Materials to Stimulate Growth in Phonological Awareness — List of helpful curriculum materials

Songs That Build Phonological Awareness — Using music to promote Phonemic awareness; song lists and sound clips

ProTeacher Phonemic Awareness Links — Provides an educator’s forum, searchable activities archive and ideas for primary grades K-3