Improve phonemic and phonological awareness skills with lesson plans for kindergarten and first grade. These daily, 10-minute lessons will lead to reading and writing success!
Lesson Plans for Teaching Phonological Awareness Skills
Phonological awareness skills are the foundation for reading and writing success. Students with phonological awareness understand that language is made up of words, rhymes, syllables, and sounds. Comparatively, phonemic awareness focuses on identifying, manipulating, and blending individual sounds to make words. Through these phonemic and phonological awareness skills lesson plans, students will become confident readers and writers who can decode and spell words.
Throughout each lesson in this phonological awareness skills lesson plan, students learn and review 5 different skills. These lessons take about 10 minutes. Yes, just 10 minutes of daily instruction and the lessons can be taught in either whole-group or small-group. These phonological awareness lesson plans are available in a daily and also, weekly format.
Starting with day 1 of the program, the lesson introduces letters and sounds to students. Plus, there is a kinesthetic movement for each letter. By adding movement to each letter, students are able to make a connection and remember the letter name and sound. For example, when learning the letter T, students stick their neck out like a turtle. Additionally, a hands-on extension making the letter out of Playdoh makes it even more memorable!
The lesson continues into making compound words, identifying rhymes, syllables, and more!
The neatly organized resources help make the lessons more engaging. So, you just print and teach phonemic and phonological awareness skills easily!
Or, eliminate the prep work altogether and use digital resources! Students, of course, love using technology! It can make learning so much more exciting!
This program is full of resources and lessons for the whole year! There is also a higher-level scope and sequence available that covers vowel teams.
What’s more, it even aligns to our Engaging Readers for Kindergarten! I just finished updating this unit to match the phonics part of our Engaging Readers. You can snag the updated curriculum map at the end of this post! Take a look at our Engaging Readers Curriculum:
Start using these Phonological Awareness lesson plans to start seeing reading and writing success!
Read more about phonemic and phonological awareness lesson plans:
- Teaching Phonological Awareness: Blending Sounds
- Teaching Phonological Awareness: Syllables
- How to Teach Rhyming
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