Friday, November 6, 2015

Phonemic Awareness Intervention Activities

Part of my job as a Reading Specialist is to support early intervention. Students entering Kindergarten who screen as "at risk" in the area of Phonemic Awareness on the Wisconsin PALS test are targeted through small group instruction either in the classroom or with small pull-out groups.

One of my favorite resources to use is by Michael Heggerty, PhD.  These materials are published by Literacy Resources, Inc. There are three levels of Phonemic Awareness intervention ~ PreKindergarten, Kindergarten and Primary levels.  

Each page has a week of Phonemic Awareness activities with several areas addressed daily including: rhyming, onset and rime, sentence segmentation, phoneme isolation, compound words, substitution and deletion and blending and segmenting. 

 Weekly nursery rhymes are a focus in kindergarten with a place in the teacher's manual to write in the rhyme of your choice.  The supplemental materials that I have started creating are manipulatives or hands-on resources to expand the poems a bit.

With the poems and activities that I create and the Heggerty lesson plans, it takes about 20 minutes daily to review these skills with a small group. I highly recommend Heggerty Phonemic Awareness materials!

This coming week, our poem is Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Sing along with these versions:


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