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Phonemic Awareness 2.0
Exploring the Auditory Elements of Speech


Phonemic Awareness 2.0
Phonemic awareness is the ability to notice, think about, and work with the individual sounds in spoken words. Before children learn to read print, they need to become aware of how the sounds in words work. They must understand that words are made up of speech sounds, or phonemes.
Phonemes are the smallest parts of sound in a spoken word that make a difference in the word's meaning. For example, changing the first phoneme in the word hat from /h/ to /p/ changes the word from hat to pat, and so changes the meaning. Children who have phonemic awareness skills are likely to have an easier time learning to read and spell than children who have few or none of these skills. Put Reading First


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Objective: to help educators better understand how phonemic awareness links oral language with emerging reading and writing skills and to provide teachers with Web 2.0 activities and materials that can be used to teach phonemic awareness skills.

1. Record phonemic awareness activities and post to your website, blog or wiki with Vocaroo


2. Children can discover that words have sounds at vozMeas they type words and then turn them into speech
3. Create a phonemic awareness Podcast with Audacity, audacity-quickstart[1].pdf
(thanks AW at Tanner Williams Elementary)

4. Download PowerTalkand have PowerPoints read to students.
5. Get music to add to your Podcast from FreePlay Music
6. Create your own music at JamStudio
7. Grab some wavs at SimplytheBestand create a same/different Podcast

9. Download Children's Songs at Bus Songs or Free Kids Music
10. A great site for royalty free music, Incompetech
11. Get some Free Kids Music for Listening
12. Use a traveling mp3 recorder and record your grandma (or grandpa, mothers, uncles, aunts etc) reading and create a podcast for the listening center.

PRACTICE ACTIVITY:
Intel Unit Plan: Healthy Eating
Fruit and Veggie Alphabet: Upload photos and audio files and publish it at Yodio
SAMPLE: