Develop phonological awareness skills as a foundation for learning sound-symbol relationships.

Phonological awareness is the ability to detect and manipulate the sounds in words independent of word meaning. It improves school readiness skills and can be taught before children learn to read.

Teachers can help preschool children, ages 3 to 5, by providing phonological awareness instruction that is systematic and explicit, integrated into daily activities, including planned individual and group instructional sessions, and tailored to children's learning needs at all developmental levels. Students benefit when teachers use clear pronunciation of sounds and provide feedback to correct errors, including having children produce correct responses. Phonological awareness instruction can be combined with letter knowledge training to help children learn alphabet letters and make the explicit link between letters and sounds, which facilitates the use of letter-sound knowledge to read and build words. Students who develop these critical skills are better prepared for learning how to read.

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Learning Together About Teaching Phonological Awareness

Set up a staff development meeting or series of training sessions to review the “Learn What Works” resources for phonological awareness using these discussion questions. Related Media and...

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06/06/2014
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Phonological Awareness: Setting Goals and Planning Activities

Use this planner to work with teachers on setting goals and planning phonological awareness instruction. Staff can also customize this tool for planning weekly and daily lessons and...

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06/06/2014
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Creating Individual Professional Development Plans

Here is a worksheet for coaches that can help tailor professional development activities to the individual needs of your teachers. Assess teacher progress toward program goals and objectives to...

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06/06/2014
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Reflecting on Instructional Practice

This self-reflection tool guides teachers in identifying what they do that is consistent with recommended practices when teaching phonological awareness and where improvement is needed.

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06/06/2014
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Learning Together About Integrating Phonological Awareness

The activities in this tool can help you plan a team meeting to review the “See How It Works” resources for phonological awareness and show teachers how to create a planning chart for integrating...

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06/06/2014
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Using a Phonological Awareness Developmental Continuum

The Portales preschool program uses this framework to organize information about phonological awareness skills as explained by the program's principal investigator in Phonological Awareness: A...

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06/06/2014
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Using Evaluation Data to Improve Instruction

This PowerPoint presentation shows how administrators use evaluation data to identify needed changes and plan professional development. The approach is discussed in the Using Evaluation Data to...

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06/06/2014
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Using Evaluation Data to Improve Teaching

Using Evaluation Data to Improve Teaching

Listen to how a program director called on external evaluators to help staff interpret and use data to support children's learning. Follow along with Using Evaluation Data to Improve Instruction as...

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06/06/2014
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Keeping Track of Student Progress With Portfolios

Keeping Track of Student Progress With Portfolios

A coach describes using the Personal Literacy Plan to track student progress and plan instruction. Download the Personal Literacy Plan: Using Assessment Data to Guide Instruction to follow...

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06/06/2014
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Personal Literacy Plan: Using Assessment Data to Guide Instruction

Ready to Learn created this tool as a quick way to see where children are in literacy development. In Keeping Track of Student Progress With Portfolios, the literacy coach talks about how staff use...

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06/06/2014
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Phonological Awareness: Developmental Continuum

Phonological Awareness: Developmental Continuum

Watch a preschool director discuss the importance of teaching phonological awareness skills along a continuum and how to help teachers implement this practice and reinforce auditory work in...

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06/06/2014
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Early Literacy Progress Monitoring Rubric

Here you will see a pictorial progress monitoring rubric that Janesville teachers use to keep a daily record of children's learning throughout the year and to talk with children about their...

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