Showing posts with label Phonemic Awareness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Phonemic Awareness. Show all posts

Monday, March 5, 2012

More Phonemic Awareness

This is my last week of my maternity leave. It's bittersweet. I miss my kiddos, but I KNOW that I am going to miss my little guy terribly. I've gotten loads of emails and comments that have told me to enjoy every minute because it goes so fast. I will be honest, late at night and during bouts of screaming, time has moved slowly; however, all the's been almost three months. I just can't even believe it!
Coop can't believe it either!
To try to get back in the swing of Kindergarten, I am going to try to put a few posts together during Cooper's short naps throughout the day. This afternoon I got an email from Karen Strawser requesting Diagraph/Blend Cards to use during Phonemic Awareness instruction. They will compliment Michael Heggerty's program very well. You can see more about his program here...

So, this evening during my much beloved show, The Voice. I worked on Diagraph/Blend flashcards. I will try to post again later in the week, if I can. Thanks again for all the kind comments and emails. You truly have no idea how much I appreciate it. Now it's 9PM...time to sleep for a couple of hours before someone demands 5oz of liquid gold.


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Monday, January 10, 2011

Phonemic Awareness

We use a phonemic awareness program called Phonemic Awareness: The Skills That They Need to Help Them Succeed! written by Dr. Michael Heggerty. We've used this curriculum for three years now, with great success.

Resources for Phonemic Awareness Instruction....

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Letter Packs
Heggerty Letter Packs

Elkonin Boxes
Elkonin Boxes

ABC Charts
This chart I use with small groups. We usually sing apple /a/ /a/ /a/ and so forth. Students also have to practice tracking with their finger.

This chart usually goes into their Fluency Bag for reference.
Alphabet Chart

Rhyming Cards
Rhyming Cards

Rhyming Bingo
Rhyming Bingo

Stretchy the Word Snake
Stretchy the Word Snake

Making Words Mat
To build words as a class I bought these awesome Word Building Tiles from Lakeshore Learning I bought enough for everyone and then numbered them. To organize them, I bought slider pencil cases.
product imageHands-On Word Building Teaching Kit
The best part...I bought them a week before school at Office Max for a penny each! I numbered the cases, as well. Each student gets a case with letters and a making words mat. I have students sort their letters (time consuming at first, but by January, they are pros). I also sort and build on the overhead. This is easily one of my favorite purchases of the last few years!
Making Words Mat

Picture Sorts (Beginning Sounds)
When I first introduce picture sorts, I have students take a sheet of construction paper and fold it in half, then they draw a line down the center.

We usually do beginning sound picture sorts as a group before I move them into our center time.
Beginning Sounds Picture Sorts