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Supporting Phonemic Awareness Development in the Classroom
by Hallie Kay Yopp and Ruth Helen Yopp
|Grades||K – 2|
Playful, appealing activities that focus attention on the sound and structure of language are useful for promoting phonemic awareness in young learners. The authors describe several such activities that spring from children's literature, music, or traditional games and can be easily incorporated into the early literacy curriculum.
Yopp, H., & Yopp, R. (2000, October). Supporting Phonemic Awareness Development in the Classroom. The Reading Teacher, 54(2), 130–143. doi: 10.1598/RT.54.2.2
Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
Students improve phonemic awareness through games and chants that help them isolate beginning and ending sounds and connect them with their written symbols (graphemes).
Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Traditional chants and songs are adapted to help young students recognize and generate rhymes. The word and letter patterns involved in rhymes provide a stepping stone to reading skills.