Phonological Awareness In English

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Assignment #7: Article Summary (Phonological Awareness) Phonological awareness is an essential part of becoming a successful reader. According to Yopp & Yopp (2009), “Phonological awareness can be taught. Instruction should be child appropriate and intentional” (p. 2). This article discusses different ways and materials teachers can use to help develop their students’ phonological awareness.
This article mainly focuses on phonological awareness. At the beginning, the article explains that phonological awareness is focusing on the sounds of the language rather than the meaning of it. It emphasizes that young children need to develop phonological awareness because it will help them understand letter-sound relationships later on. In
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I would like to learn more strategies to help children develop or improve their onset-rime and phoneme awareness. Also, I would like to learn about other types of activities that can be done in the class after reading poems that play with sounds. In addition, I would like to research other songs, besides the ones provided in the article, that help children learn sounds. Finally, I would like to read and learn more about how phonological awareness transfers from one language to …show more content…
Thus, I will read to my future students several books. I will make sure to read them books that play with language, such as Runny Babbit. In addition, I will create prop boxes for these books, which will encourage them to reenact the events and use the same or similar language from the story. Simultaneously, I will read them poetry that plays with sounds. I will try to read them several poems more than once throughout the month and each time encourage them to create their own beginnings or ends to the poem. Also, I would elongate circle time in the mornings and help them learn and sing a song that contains sound play, such as “I’ve been working on the railroad.” The article emphasis the importance of sharing this information with the parents, so children continue developing their phonological awareness at home. Therefore, I will make sure to send copies of the songs and poems, covered in class, home. By doing so, the parents will have the opportunity to practices the songs and poems with their children and further develop their phonological awareness. Lastly, I will try to have several copies of books that have sound play in my classroom’s library, so the parents can borrow them and read them to their child.
Reading this article, helped me realize there are a myriad of materials, strategies, and activities that could be used to enhance each students’ phonological

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