Phonological Awareness Literature Review

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REVIEW OF ASSESSMENT TOOL The phonological awareness test is appropriate for children ages five to nine or in grades Kindergarten to fourth grade. Phonological awareness is defined as, “…an understanding of the sound structure of language—that is, that language is made up words, syllables, rhymes, and sounds (phonemes)” (Chapter Two: Phonological Awareness, n.d.). Phonological awareness is important because it is a strong and reliable predictor of future reading and writing success. The phonological awareness test is a standardized test that is used to identify children who struggle with phonological knowledge and have difficulties identifying sound correspondences in words. The phonological awareness tests specific skills in the areas

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