Saturday, April 7, 2012

Phonological Awareness Resources

Part of my assignment this week for my Stern Center literacy course was to print an article related to phonological awareness (PA) and to present a synopsis to the class. I decided that I wanted to find a resource for quality PA activities that I could share with parents, and I also wanted to find an article or handout that shows typical ages that children master specific phonological awareness skills. Thought I would share my findings...and would love to hear additional resources you might have on these topics!

Phonological Awareness Activities for children:

“Get Ready to Read” has a set of 36 skill-building activity cards with early literacy activities to try with 3- to 5-year-old children. This site also has online games for children to play.

This site organizes the activities by easiest to hardest. Many of the activities include free printables when you click on the red “Materials” link at the end of the activity.  

Florida Center for Reading Research offers an amazing resource of student center activities for all areas of literacy for grades K & 1. Click the links and download the PDFs.

The best resource that I have found online for phonological awareness activities is the University of Virginia's PALS website. The PALS Activity Page is sorted by skill and then subdivided by grade level for preK - 3rd grade.

Developmental Timeline of Phonological Awareness Skills:
This article by Louisa Moats gives clear descriptions of phonological skills and a list of ages at which 80-90% of typical students have achieved a phonological skill:
This link takes you to an excellent four page print out that describes literacy socialization, phonological awareness, print knowledge, reading, and writing for ages birth-2, 2-5, 5-7, and 7-9 years old.

Other worthwhile resources to check out!

No comments:

Post a Comment