Phonemic Awareness (Phonological Awareness) Resources for Teachers

These references provide teachers with a foundation of phonemic awareness, and its importance to future reading, spelling, and writing ability. They also include a wealth of useful activities.

Phonemic Awareness in Young Children: A Classroom Curriculum Marilyn Jager Adams, Barbara R. Foorman, Ingvar Lundberg, Terri Beeler

Phonics They Use: Words for Reading and Writing Patricia Marr Cunningham

Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction  Donald R. Bear, Marcia Invernizzi, Shane Templeton, Francine Johnston

Be sure to see our pages on:

Word Families
Working and Playing with Words
Songsthat Build Phonological Awareness


These collections of activities, songs, and poems below provide children with natural ways of exploring sounds of phonemes and phonograms. They offer enjoyable methods for building phonemic awareness through alliteration, rhyme and manipulation of sounds.

You can see and hear some of Fran and Nancy’s songs on our Phonemic Awareness Songs page. Many of these songs invite children to produce rhymes and manipulate phonemes. 
I’m All Ears: Sing Into Reading and Little Ears -- Fran Avni and Nancy Schimmel


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Image of Perfect Poems for Teaching Phonics (Grades K-2)
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Image of Phonemic Awareness: Playing with Sounds to Strengthen Beginning Reading Skills (CTP 2332)
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Image of Phonemic Awareness Activities for Early Reading Success (Grades K-2)
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Image of Rhymes and Reasons : Literature & Language Play for Phonological Awareness
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