Literacy Leaders and Learners

Phonological Awareness

Phonological Awareness - Overview

This is the ability to hear differences in the way words sound. Children with phonological awareness can do things like identify initial sounds in words, count syllables in words, and identify words that rhyme. There is no print involved in phonological awareness, it is all about hearing the sounds.

Phonemic Awareness

For more information, listen to Joan Sedita, founder of Keys to Literacy talk about the five components of reading. During this portion of the video, she talks through the importance of building a strong foundation in the key component of Phonemic Awareness.

What Is Comprehension? The Five Components of Reading
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