Phonological Awareness, Phonemic Awareness and Phonics, Say What?
What is the difference?
Check out all the Phonological Awareness skills. Some skills are easier that others so more teaching time may be required.
How to compare Phonics and Phonemic Awareness?
Phonemic Awareness and Phonics are co-dependent! Phonemic awareness is done without any letters. As soon as you add letters, you have moved to phonics.
Don’t wait until all letters are known.
First, we practiced the phonological awareness skill of onset-rhime orally.
Onset-rhime– Each day for 2-3 minutes, I would say the 2 sounds (onset-rime) and the students would clap the word.
Teacher: /b/ /at/
Students clap: bat
Once we learn a and t, we started a phonics chart.
Eventually, students practice reading the words independently.
Combining all these skills help beginning readers make sense of reading so they are better able to focus on reading fluently for reading comprehension.