Phonology Teacher Resources

The study of phonology is normally in the realm of speech-language pathologists, but when used in early reading programs, it can result in increased comprehension and fluency. At Lesson Planet, our teacher team has curated phonology resources that are perfect for both mainstream reading classes and student intervention sessions.

To increase phonological awareness, use this set of activities that are designed to have students really listen to what they are reading. A mini-book project encourages learners to focus on rhyming word families, while an alliteration exercise reinforces the concept of phonemes. If you want to bring more phonics-focused lessons into your curriculum, a lesson-planning guide for early reading may be what you’re looking for.

When students require phonological intervention, a variety of resources can come to their aid. A large collection of practice exercises helps with decoding, while a packet for struggling readers contains various approaches to increase fluency.

Speech-language pathologists can use a tape recorder for manipulating phonemes or a resource focused on syllable deletion in one-on-one settings. Additionally, students with dyslexia would benefit from a resource that guides effective lesson planning for both SLPs and language arts teachers.

Reading is the pathway to understanding more about the world around us, and we know you work tirelessly to help your students achieve this goal. Check out the additional resources below to find the perfect fit for your curriculum.

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Activities to Build Phonological Awareness

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Begin your reading program each day with a mini lesson on phonological awareness using these engaging activities listed in the resource. Young ones will enjoy word families, clapping and counting syllables, identifying single sounds and...
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Phonological Awareness: A Sound Beginning

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Choose from a variety of phonological activities to complement a reading lesson. The guide goes through the basic components of good phonics instruction focusing on sound types, levels of phonological awareness, assessment methods, and...
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Sounds Sensible: Phonological Awareness and Beginning Phonics

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Teacher's guides are wonderful tools that provide us with basic information needed to construct effective lessons. This guide outlines five different activities that are intended to teach pre-readers word comparison, onset and rime,...
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Phonology: The Sound Patterns of Language

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Use this straightforward and informative phonology presentation in your speech and language class. Addressing the finer points of phonetics such as palatization and consonant assimilation, this is a great way to provide your students...
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Phonological Awareness

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Rhyming is fun, builds phonemic awareness, and is a tried and true pre reading skill. This complete and ready to print activity helps learners match words that rhyme. This game includes instructions and 36 rhyming pair cards. Kids flip...
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Phonological Awareness

For Teachers K - 1st
Which object end in /l/? Partners work with real objects as they practice final phonemes. Here's how it works: Partner A silently chooses an object and sounds it out, determining the final phoneme, saying the sound aloud. Partner B...
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Phonological Awareness

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Kindergarteners and first graders alike are engaged as they learn the initial sounds of objects by taking turns flipping cards to form a long train. This complete and ready to print activity helps young ones build the basic foundations...
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Pocket Rhymes

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Rhyming is fun and it helps build phonological awareness that is key in early reading. Learners use a pocket chart and a set of 40 cards that make 20 rhyming sets to practice recognizing rhyming words. Peer one picks a card from a bag...
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Say and Slide Phonemes

For Teachers K - 1st
Develop phonological awareness using this partner activity which has youngsters segmenting words into phonemes. Using the provided Elkonin Box picture cards, pairs practice orally segmenting sounds and physically representing the...
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Move and Tell

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Build phonological awareness in your pre-readers with this fun game focused on isolating and identifying medial phonemes. This game board contains an image on each square, when the child lands on a square they must say the medial sound...
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Sound Pie

For Teachers K - 1st
Develop phonological awareness by challenging pupils to recognize final sounds in familiar words. Using magazines or other print resources, they search for pictures of words with the same final sound as a starter picture. Once they find...
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Name Changes

For Teachers K - 1st
Set up a listening center, record the provided script, and see how well your class can manipulate phonemes based on the instructions you've provided. This center-based activity builds the phonological awareness and phoneme manipulation...
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Phonological Awareness Interventions for the Regular Classroom Teacher

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Whether new to the Response to Intervention (RTI) model for phonological awareness or experienced with the program, this 376-page eBook deserves a place in your curriculum library. The book includes lessons, activities, worksheets, and...
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Vowel Picture Sort

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Sound sorting can be a fun way to get little ones phonologically prepared for a life of reading. In this activity they sort picture cards based on the long or short vowel sound they make when said aloud. There are lead pictures and...
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Sound Sheets

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students explore the concept of initial sounds in words.  In this phonological awareness lesson, students identify the initial sounds of different words from a story that was read aloud.  Students can then practice listening for the...
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Phonological Awareness - Phoneme Segmenting and Blending

For Teachers K - 1st
Emergent readers use the illustrated templates provided with this resource to practice segmenting words into phonemes and blending phonemes together into words. Additional templates provide opportunities to identify similar initial,...
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Beginning and Ending Sounds

For Teachers 1st
First graders practice the beginning and ending sounds of words. In this phonological awareness lesson, 1st graders use picture cards for one syllable words and pronounce each word. Students match other picture cards with the same...
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Mystery Word

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students sing a song to practice phonemes. In this phonological awareness lesson, students sing a song similar to "The Farmer in the Dell" and use a puppet to say a word in segments. Students blend the sounds together and say the word.
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Picture Slide

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Here is another fun and engaging way to help youngsters build phonological awareness. In pairs, they use the provided picture cards to sound out segments of words. As they slide the picture together they say a segment of the...
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Phoneme Closed Sort

For Teachers K - 1st
Build phonological awareness in your little learners. They use a pocket chart to sort picture cards based on the number of phonemes each has. Large number cards and 48 picture cards are included in this packet. 
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Rhyme Flip Book

For Teachers K - 1st
This rhyme book activity may look confusing at first, but it's really quite simple. Everything you'll need is right here and ready to use. Kids cut out and staple the pages of their own rhyme books. The only folds they will make are the...
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Sound Spin

For Teachers K - 1st
Here is a phoneme segmenting game which incorporates drawing for your more artistic learners. Assemble the spinner using a brad and lay out the picture cards face up. Partners take turns spinning to get either two, three, four, or five....
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Syllable Hopscotch

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Let your little learners move while they practice breaking words into syllables or chunks. Place a hopscotch "board" on the floor (this can be done with tape). Your class takes turns choosing picture cards, and then they say the name of...
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Rhyming A-LOT-OH!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Rhymes are a great way to help your scholars with phonemic awareness and word relationships. Kids work with partners to match cards from a stack to their rhyming counterparts on a game board. There are six different boards, so this will...