Phonemic Awareness







Phonemic Awareness Activities


Count the Syllables


Elkonin Boxes

How Many Syllables?

Phonemic Awareness Mat CVC

Phonemic Awareness Mat CVCe

Phonemic Segmentation Assessment


Phonemic Awareness



Race for a Rhyme Game






Rhyme Cards

Rhyme Time

Rhyming Bingo


Rhyming Bingo
(Whole Class)


Rhyming Match

Rhyming Jeopardy
Short A


Rhyming Puzzles #1



Rhyming Puzzles #2


Rhythm and Rhyme

Stand for a Rhyme

Recite pairs of words. If they rhyme, children stand. If the words do not rhyme, children identify which word contains the rhyme and give a word that does rhyme.

What is Phonemic Awareness?






 Read-Aloud Books for Phonemic Awareness Task Development

Bynum, Janie. 2002. Altoona Baboona: phoneme substitution.

Chapman, Cheryl. (1993). Pass the Fritters, Critters. New York: Scholastic, Inc.: rhyming.

Edwards, Pamela. 1995. Four Famished Foxes and Fosdyke: alliteration.
        . Some Smug Slug
        . The Worrywarts
        . Clara Caterpillar

Jordano, Kimberly and Callella-Jones, Trisha, Fall Phonemic Awareness Songs & Rhymes. Cypress, CA: Creative Teaching Press.

Most, Bernard. (1996) Cock-A-Doodle-Moo! Harcourt Brace: phoneme addition and substitution.

Obligado, L. Faint Frogs Feeling Feverish and Other Terrifically Tantalizing Tongue Twisters: alliteration.

Salisbury, Kent. (1998). There's a Dragon in my Wagon! New York: McClanahan Book Company, Inc.: phoneme substitution.
          . There's a Bug in my Mug!
          . A Bear Ate my Pear!
          . My Nose is a Hose!

Shaw, Nancy. 1986. Sheep in a Shop (Series): alliteration.

Slepian, Jan and Seidler, A. (1967) The Hungry Thing. Scholastic: phoneme substitution.

Wilbur, Richard and Diaz, David. 2001. The Disappearing Alphabet: phoneme deletion.






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