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Teaching Tips: Phonemic Awareness
These sites have information and tips for teaching phonemic awareness skills and concepts to young students. There are many online activities such as games to help build awareness, and resources for teachers on how to implement teaching strategies in the classroom. Included are eThemes resources on basic reading skills, syllables, and decoding strategies.
This site links to many phonics and phonemic awareness worksheets to help improve memorization of important consonant and vowel sounds. Click on "The Vowel Sound Teacher" to hear common vowel sounds, diagraphs, and dipthongs. The audio files require RealPlayer.
This site contains printouts for thirty featured rhymes and seventy-one other take home rhymes taken from classic nursery rhymes to help increase students' phonological awareness, improve vocabularies, and have fun.
This site for parents and educators has information on auditory skills, phonics and whole language methods of teaching, strategies for improving basic reading skills, and links to additional literacy resources. NOTE: This site links to sites with discussion forums.
This game fosters phonemic awareness. Students need to finish words by looking at the clues and choosing between three possible word parts. This game can help with forming important phonics and spelling patterns.
Learn about decoding strategies for young readers. Find out what decoding strategies are and why they are so important. Also includes teaching tips, handouts for students, and online activities. There is a link to an eThemes resource on sight words.
These websites are for beginning readers. There are many online games, quizzes, activities, and printable worksheets. Basic reading skills such as beginning and ending consonants, blends, vowel sounds, and sight words are covered. There are also online and interactive stories that read aloud as students follow along. Included are several eThemes resources about reading.
These worksheets, activities, and lesson plans are all designed to help students learn about syllables and how to divide them. Some resources are about using syllables to decode words. There is a link to an eThemes on decoding strategies.