Friday, November 15, 2013

Reading: Foundational Skills 2 (Phonological Awareness)


Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

a. Recognize and produce rhyming words.
  • Music and Dance: Sing rhyming songs (Down By the Bay, Hush Little Baby). Keep the beat with body percussion (clapping, snapping, patting, etc.) or with locomotor movement while listening to these or similar recordings. It is also especially effective to sing these without the recordings and let the children develop the rhymes. 
  • Music: Use body percussion on the syllables in familiar words. Count the syllables in the children's names together as a class. 
  • Music and Dance: Sing Apples and Bananas to explore vowel sounds. Perform axial and locomotor movements with the beat of the song. 
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

a. Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.b. Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.c. Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.d. Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
  • Drama: These activities all involve using a speaking voice. Explore vocal tone quality (nazal, high pitch, growling, etc.) and inflections at the same time
  • Visual Art: Cut individual letters and blends out of construction paper or cardstock. Use glue and a variety of other materials to add texture to the cutouts. Add color. The added colors and textures will engage the students and help with memory.

First Grade

b. Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
c. Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
d. Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.1 (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
e. Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.

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