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Phonemic Awareness

Early Years literacy research presentation

Lara Trevorrow

on 18 October 2012

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Transcript of Phonemic Awareness

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The Speech Sound Set A resource for teachers of the early years which includes a set of mouth shapes and hand actions that match the sounds we make Best practice in teaching and learning phonemic awareness "Teach, don't test" The Australian Curriculum Phonemic Awareness Lara Trevorrow (Lucia Smith, 2005) Scaffolding
Giving feedback
Highlighting important concepts
Sequencing learning
Providing sufficient practice time Sound and letter knowledge:

Foundation- recognise rhymes, syllables and sounds (phonemes) in spoken words

Year 1- Manipulate sounds in spoken words, including phoneme deletion and substitution, recognise sound letter- matches including common vowel and consonant diagraphs and consonant blends, understand the variability of sound-letter matches

Year 2- recognise most sound-letter matches including silent letters, vowel/consonant digraphs and many less common sound-letter combinations. “Phonemic awareness is an understanding of spoken language that one must obtain before learning to read” (Moffett, 2009, p2) Structured, teacher-supported and explicit instruction SCAFFOLDING (McGee & Ukrainetz, 2009) (Greaney, Ryder & Tunmer, 2007) Practices that explicitly and systematically provide instruction on the big ideas of beginning readers Include all major components of reading instruction (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension) (Lyon & Weiser, 2009) Alphabetic principle- the awareness that letters correspond to speech sounds or phonemes "T"



"Them" (Goldstein, 2011) (Boudreau & Schuele, 2008) The Speech Sound Set starts with single letter sounds and moves to groups of letters and their sounds. Critique Reading and Writing? (ACARA, 2012)
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