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How to Assess Phonemic Awareness? Why assess it? Sample assessment of Phonemic Awareness

*Affiliate Disclosure: Some links lead to Amazon marketplace. As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you). This helps keep the information on the blog free and available to everyone. What is Phonemic Awareness? Phonemic awareness (PA) is the ability to identify, hear, and manipulate the smallest sounds of the language, […]

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All About the SCHWA sound! How and when to teach it? Learning to read and spell with Phonics (+ Schwa sound WORD list in pdf)

What is the Schwa sound? How to pronounce it? Let’s play a “simple” game. Please say these words to yourself or read them out loud: zebra oven pupil cotton serum HEAR the words Which do you think is the common sound in all of them? Think for a few seconds. There’s only one sound they […]

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Phonemic Awareness VS Phonological Awareness – Why SHOULD You Care to Understand the Difference?

Today we are going to be looking at Phonemic Awareness vs. Phonological Awareness. You may have heard that these two skills are very important for preparing your child for reading instruction. But,  what do these terms mean? They sometimes are used and referred to as if they were the same… But… Are they REALLY the […]

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How to help struggling readers at home – 12 Important Questions to Reflect on!

In this post, we are going to cover a sensitive topic: how to help struggling readers at home. I am actually going to ask you to reflect on a few questions you should ask yourself before putting the label ‘struggling reader’ to your child. This is because in the answer to these questions, you may […]

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Children Learning Reading Review – All You Need To Know Before Buying!

What will you learn of this review of the Children Learning Reading Program?  INTRO: Why did I get interested in the program? WHAT: What is Children Learning Reading? HOW: How does Children Learning Reading work? MATERIALS: What materials do you get with the Program? PRICE: How much does Children Learning Reading cost? BUY: How to […]

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What is Phonemic Awareness? Why is It SO Important?

Before learning to read, we first must learn to hear. What is Phonemic Awareness? Phonemic Awareness is the ability to hear, identify and manipulate the individual sounds that form words. For instance, the word cat is formed by the following individual sounds (or phonemes): /c/ /a/ /t/. Using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), this word […]

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