This book is an ideal resource for any teacher who wants to include explicit phonemic awareness instruction in an early reading program. One easy-to-use 8 1/2" x 11" volume provides three separate sets of phonemic awareness lessons, complete with scripted directions and reproducible learning materials and assessment tools. Incorporating a variety of fun and engaging activities, each set of lessons is field-tested and research-based. Teachers can choose from developmentally sequenced lessons for the whole class and small groups, more intensive lessons for children struggling with phonemic awareness, and class lessons on the consonant phonemes to help children hear and process the sounds of American English. The lesson sets can be used independently or in combination with each other, and can easily be adapted to meet the needs of specific classes.
Perfect for small-group practice, the lessons are arranged by vowel patterns to help teachers pick and choose what their students need.
Children are incredible learners; even before arriving at school, they deftly absorb and interconnect the symbols and sounds of their world. In Phonics, Naturally, teacher-researcher Robin Campbell explores how K-1 teachers can extend this innate ability to interrelate phonic components to help all students develop literacy knowledge through purposeful, context-based lessons.