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The Reading Puzzle: Phonemic Awareness, Grades K-3

The Reading Puzzle: Phonemic Awareness, Grades K-3

February 2008 | 96 pages | Corwin

A Corwin Press Classroom Activity Book Download a Sample Lesson Plan and Student Activity
Download a Sample Lesson Plan
and Student Activity

Give students the reading skills they need to succeed!

Can all your students read fluently, independently, and with understanding? As puzzle pieces fit together to complete a picture, reading skills are dependent upon one another to make reading meaningful for students. The Reading Puzzle series helps you organize instruction to better develop students' core reading skills—including phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension—to make them successful readers.

Derived from the research-based strategies in Elaine K. McEwan's bestseller Teach Them ALL to Read: Catching the Kids Who Fall Through the Cracks, these standards-based, easy-to-use activities will set students on the course to reading success. This book offers practical techniques that include teacher modeling, guided practice, and independent application, and provides creative reproducibles and ready-to-use tools such as graphic organizers and visual prompts.

You can nurture phonemic awareness through oral language activities that help students hear the sounds within words and progress to blending, segmenting, and manipulating those sounds. Activities include chanting, singing, playing games, and sorting pictures, enabling kinesthetic, auditory, and visual learners to learn according to their individual styles.

Strengthen students' phonemic awareness skills in five categories:

  • Recognizing rhymes
  • Identifying sounds
  • Blending sounds
  • Segmenting sounds
  • Manipulating sounds

Use these engaging activities to address unique learning needs and give each student the opportunity to develop phonemic awareness!

Put It Into Practice
The Road to Rhyme
Sound Street
Blending Boulevard
Segmentation Sidewalk
Manipulation Mile

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ISBN: 9781412958202