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Teaching phonemes

Phonics, Phonemic awareness, Early reading, Letters and Sounds, ELA K-2, ELA Kindergarten, ELA 1st Grade

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A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound. A phoneme is the sound associated with a letter or group of letters (grapheme). Each different sound in a word is a phoneme.

While there are lots to get through, a little a day goes a long way! We’ve put together some tools for your daily phoneme practice.

Our Phonemes Chart provides a complete overview of phonemes and their corresponding graphemes. Refer to this simple chart anytime to make sure your daily phoneme practice is accurate.

Daily sound practice is a full list of phonemes with example words and recordings. Find the phoneme you want to focus on and scan the QR code to listen to the sound. It’s that simple!

These teaching tools will make your daily phoneme practice easy! Be sure to show us how you're using them in the classroom or at home by sharing with us!

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Deep Dive

Phonics is the method that helps children build systematic connections between letters and sounds. Phonics has a better impact on children’s reading ability than any other type of reading program. It has also been shown to improve spelling, particularly among Kindergarteners and First Graders.

To find out more, read our Deep Dive into Phonics report. This report provides an easy-to-understand overview of phonics and phonemic awareness - why they are important and how they are taught in the classroom - and explains all the relevant terminology. It's perfect for sharing with colleagues, friends, and to Google Classroom!


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