Phonological Awareness

Phonological awareness (PA) is the awareness of units in speech – syllables, onsets, rimes, and the separate sounds in words (which is phonemic awareness). Phonological awareness is a foundational skill upon which other reading skills are built. When students don’t master PA, it can affect their future progress in the other essential components of reading. Early intervention is essential to help struggling readers develop the skills to read successfully.

Our Phonological Awareness Screener for Intervention™ (PASI™) is a tool that ascertains exactly where in the Phonological Awareness Continuum the student is experiencing difficulties.

Phonological Awareness Lessons are sequenced in order from the simplest syllable skills with compound words to the most complex phoneme substitution tasks. The comprehensive PA lesson plans go beyond activities as we provide instruction and practice to support explicit and systematic instructional routines for struggling readers. Abstract syllables, rimes, and phonemes become concrete through the use of manipulatives, to enhance awareness and manipulation of sounds, that are included in our Phonological Awareness Lessons Deluxe Package.