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Phonological Awareness

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What Phonological Awareness is an umbrella term that includes phonemic awareness. It includes skills such as breaking sentences into words, breaking words into syllables, recognizing and producing rhymes, as well as breaking words into phonemes (individual sounds).
Phonemic Awareness is the understanding that spoken language is composed of phonemes or speech sounds. It involves the ability to blend, segment, and manipulate phonemes in spoken words.
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Introduction to Heggerty Phonemic Awareness
Why Phonologicial Awareness is the foundation of good reading and is necessary for learning to read any alphabetic writing system. "Phonological Awareness instruction will accelerate the reading growth of all children, and it appears to be vital in order for at least 20 percent of children to acquire useful reading skills." (Torgeson & Mathes, 1998). Additionally, The National Reading Panel reported that "Teaching children to manipulate phonemes in words was highly effective under a variety of teaching conditions with a variety of learners across a range of grade and age levels and that teaching phonemic awareness to children significantly improves their reading more than instruction that lacks any attention to PA."
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How In grades K-2, PA should be explicitly taught and practiced during tier 1 everyday for at least 10-15 minutes per day. An additional 10-15 minutes per day, 3-4 days per week should be given to tier 2 & 3.
In grades 3-6, PA may only be necessary for students who are not reading at grade level. For students who need further instruction, provide 10-15 minutes per day, 3-4 days per week.
Instruct
Classroom Strategies PA Strategies and WHEN to use them
Pre-K Heggerty Sample Lessons
Kindergarten Heggerty Alignment to Standards
Heggerty Sample Lessons
Primary Heggerty Alignment to Standards
Heggerty Sample Lessons
Heggerty Flashcards Lowercase Letters
Uppercase Letters
Blends & Digraphs

Prefix & Inflectional Endings
R-Controlled & Advanced Vowels
Vowel Team
Heggerty Videos Heggerty in Jordan School District
Introduction to Heggerty Phonemic Awareness
Hand Motion Video Playlist
Hand Motion Guide

Flashcard Sounds Example Video
Sample Lesson (teacher in JSD)
Assess
Acadience Progress Monitoring Progress Monitoring Login  
First Sound Fluency (FSF) Scoring Booklet
Phoneme Segmentation (PSF) Scoring Booklet
95% Group
(Recommended diagnostic for schools using 95%)
PASI Short Form (school must purchase a license)
PASI Long Form A, B, C (school must purchase a license)
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Heggerty
(Recommended diagnostic for schools  NOT using 95%)
Pre-K Baseline

K Baseline
K Mid-year
K End-of-Year

1st Baseline
1st Mid-Year

2nd Grade and Above Intervention Screener

Really Great Reading
(Optional for schools using RGR)
Phonological Awareness Surveys
Journeys Diagnostic Assessment
Progress Monitoring
Adapt
95% Group Intervention Phonological Awareness Continuum
Commonly Taught Phonological Awareness Skills
Tips for Explicitly Teaching Phonological Awareness
Video of teacher
Other Interventions Explicit Small-Group Lesson Plan
Phonological Awareness Interventions by Skill
Phonemic Awareness Interventions by Skill
Extension Books/Rhymes to Practice Phonological Awareness
Transition Games
Websites
At-Home Activity