Phonemic Awareness
Tier I: Grades K-1
Tier II and III: Grades K-4

Skill areas:
  • Segmenting sounds
  • Deleting sounds
  • Teach oral blending
  • Manipulating sounds
  • Rhyming

Tier I Classroom Best Practice

Data –Progress Monitoring

Tier II –“Go TO” intervention programs in addition to classroom program

Tier III

Special Education


Standards of Practice:

- Use of El Konian boxes

-15-20 min./day

-Word sorts

-Word ladders

-Letter Tiles & Boards


Instructional Programs:

ü  Fundations: CCS/HCS/SCS/WSD

ü  Fountas and Pinnell  K & Grade 1 phonemic awareness pieces from the Phonics program. HCS/SCS



- Initial sound fluency

- Phoneme segmentation fluency


HSWR-Hearing & Recording Sounds in Words (from POA)


Fundations end of unit tests

-  “Sounds Abound”  HCS/WSD


-  Fundations-small group: CCS/HCS/SCS/WSD


-  Fountas & Pinnell  K & Grade 1 materials CCS/HCS/WSD


-  Lexia Program CCS/HCS/SCS/


-  Use of El Konian boxes: CCS/HCS/SCS/WSD


-  Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention: HCS/SCS/WSD


Fundations: HCS/SCS/WSD


Wilson Reading: HCS/SCS/WSD

















Other possible programs to address Phonemic Awareness:

-Road to the Code, Brookes Publishing

-  LiPS, Pro-Ed

- Sounds Abound, LinguiSystems

-  Sounds and Letters for Readers and Spellers, Sopris West

-  Sound Sensible, S.P.I.R.E., EPS

-  Language Circle, Project Read

-  Earobics,Cognitive Concepts




Last Modified on May 9, 2011