These references provide teachers with a foundation of phonemic awareness, and its importance to future reading, spelling, and writing ability. They also include a wealth of useful activities.Phonemic Awareness in Young Children: A Classroom Curriculum Marilyn Jager Adams, Barbara R. Foorman, Ingvar Lundberg, Terri Beeler
Phonics They Use: Words for Reading and Writing Patricia Marr Cunningham
Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction Donald R. Bear, Marcia Invernizzi, Shane Templeton, Francine Johnston
Be sure to see our pages on:Word Families
Working and Playing with Words
Songsthat Build Phonological Awareness
These collections of activities, songs, and poems below provide children with natural ways of exploring sounds of phonemes and phonograms. They offer enjoyable methods for building phonemic awareness through alliteration, rhyme and manipulation of sounds.
You can see and hear some of Fran and Nancy’s songs on our Phonemic Awareness Songs page. Many of these songs invite children to produce rhymes and manipulate phonemes.
I’m All Ears: Sing Into Reading and Little Ears -- Fran Avni and Nancy Schimmel