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Building Phonemic Awareness With Phoneme Isolation

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Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time Three 25-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Sarah Dennis-Shaw

Avon, Massachusetts


International Literacy Association


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Deidre Boyle

November 09, 2014

This lesson worked very well with my students, they were motivated and excited to participate.The resources were a great reinforcement for school and home.


Robin Kent-Osborn

August 19, 2014

This works well with Kindergarten. I asked the students to bring objects for next time to switch it up. Thank you Ms. Dennis-Shaw


Vicky Nichols

December 19, 2011

This plan is an excellent example of a phonemic awareness lesson that leads right into a phonics connection! Thank you for posting it. As a facilitator for teachers from all over my state, I'm recommending it as an example for those who are struggling with the basic components of teaching reading to young children.


Kaylee Olney, RWT Staff

April 13, 2010

@Michelle: Unfortunately, this is a known issue with Internet Explorer and the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Please make sure that you have all security updates for both IE and Reader. If you have access to another web browser such as Firefox or Chrome, please access ReadWriteThink.org through one of these. The PDFs are working fine in Firefox and Chrome. We have contacted Microsoft and Adobe about the problem, but I don't know how soon they will resolve it.


Michelle Harshbarger

April 11, 2010

I am unable to view the handouts. My computer has the adobe installed. I viewed the handouts once before but for some reason they do not work now.



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