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Phonemic awareness activities should be simple. If your student is ever confused by the directions, then it’s not a good activity. Phonemic awareness is an awareness of discrete sounds and the ability to segment, blend and manipulate them. A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound. “Whale,” for example, contains 5 letters, but only 3 […]
Sight words are common words that break the phonetic code. They are used frequently and make up about 60% of the written language. Although they are commonly used, they are a tiny fraction of all the words in English in total. There are about 120 sight words worth memorizing and about 170,000 words in English […]
Do you have a child in Kindergarten that needs to learn to blend sounds together? With just a few activities, you can teach your child to read short a words. Some children struggle tremendously with blending sounds. However, even kids that struggle with phonemic awareness (the ability to break apart, manipulate and blend sounds) can […]
Check out this free printable phonics story for beginning readers. Ken the Elf is designed for Kindergartners working on short vowels and consonant digraphs. Make sure your student reads sound-by-sound, since most of the words in the story are decodable: Ken the Elf Happy holidays!