Phonemic Awareness


In this phonemic awareness learning exercise, 1st graders complete activities for basic reading and letter sounds.  Students complete a series of worksheets, consisting of eightenn matching and eight fill in the blank responses.

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Pirate Lesson Plan: Give Me an RRR/Seven C's

Kindergarten and first-graders practice counting syllables and develop phonemic awareness of the R and C sounds by singing “Give Me an RRR” and “Seven C’s.” A list of activities, vocabulary, assessment options, and the lyrics for the two songs are included in the detailed plan.

Introducing Phonemic Awareness Using Oral and Written Instruction

First graders demonstrate their ability to read with fluency, accuracy, and comprehension through phonemic awareness. They use a color-coding system to master the long and short vowel sounds and develop their skills in listening and comprehending.

Phonemic Awareness

In these phonemic awareness activities worksheets, students demonstrate beginning sounds, and short a words. In these drawing, fill in the blank, matching, and cut and paste worksheets, students answer twenty-six words.

Reading A Medicine Label

Students use the real life situation of reading a medicine bottle to increase phonemic awareness and reading comprehension as a result. The oral pronunciation of sounds is the focus of the lesson. Reteaching may be needed for some students by modeling the individual phonemes.

Phoneme Position Sort

Kids make new words out of old ones by manipulating phonemes. They mix and match initial, medial, and final phonemes to change words like, cap into cup or head into bed. This is fun and builds strong pre-reading skills as well as phonemic awareness. 

Phoneme Challenge

This phonemic awareness game is very similar to the classic card game war; partners divide picture cards, each taking half (included). They place one card face-up at a time and segment the phonemes aloud. Whoever has the most phonemes takes the cards. In the case of a tie, they play the round similarly to war. Note kids may not know what some of these images are, and this may cause discrepancy among partners. Consider displaying the cards with labels somewhere in the classroom. Cards include two, three, four, five, and six-phoneme words.

Improving Elementary Reading Literacy

Students enhance their literary skills through phonemic awareness. In this reading development lesson, students read several storybooks and analyze the phonetics, vocabulary, and overall story. The students then rewrite what they have heard and act out the story in a skit.

Phonemic Awareness With Technology

Students demonstrate how changing the initial sound of a word will change the whole word. They observe a teacher demonstration on how to click and drag on the computer, and explore various phonemic awareness websites and play online phonics games.

Phonemic Awareness, Say It and Move It

Students clap and count sounds when saying different words. In this phonemic awareness lesson plan, students move bingo chips around when hearing a certain number of sounds in words.

Phonemic Awareness

Scholars participate in activities to increase phonemic awareness. They are assessed and play games related to phonemic awareness. Then they participate in a turtle talk and Itty Bitty Bit game. Games and activities are given.

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