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The Definition of Phonological Awareness

Grade Levels:
PK - Grade 2
Content Areas:
Reading, Writing, and Communicating
phonological awareness, literacy
Target audience:

Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS I: Teachers demonstrate mastery of and pedagogical expertise in the content they teach.
    • Element B: Teachers develop and implement lessons that connect to a variety of content areas/disciplines and emphasize literacy and mathematical practices.

Colorado Academic Standards

  • Reading, Writing, and Communicating
  • Preschool
  • Early knowledge of phonemic awareness is the building block of understanding language
  • Reading, Writing, and Communicating
  • Kindergarten
  • Vocal sounds produce words and meaning to create early knowledge of phonemic awareness
  • Reading, Writing, and Communicating
  • First Grade
  • Identifying and manipulating phonemes in spoken words allow people to understand the meaning of speech

This blog post gives teachers the basics of phonological awareness including the types of phonological awareness.