This is a 37-page digital downloadable unit taken from Book 1 in the Phonological Awareness Skills series and focuses on the skill of Auditory Discrimination and is provided in full-colour, in PDF format.
The initial stage of phonological awareness is auditory awareness and discrimination. Auditory discrimination is the ability to differentiate between different sounds including sounds in the environment and nature, in songs and rhymes, and in music. This processing skill leads children to the later skill of differentiating between different sounds including phonemes (the smallest meaningful units of sound in language). Phonemes combine to make meaningful words and phrases.
This series is an excellent resource to help teachers address the ‘Phonological and phonemic awareness’ learning outcome of the new Language Curriculum, which for Stages 1 and 2 states that pupils should be able to ‘play with and recognise sounds such as syllables, rhyme, onset-rime and phonemes in spoken words’. This series emphasises the oral element in phonological awareness.
The skills are developed through fun, hands-on games and activities for whole-class, small group and pair work, with full instructions (including the actual words to say, if required). The games and activities are perfect for learning stations and station teaching. They can also be used for early finishers to consolidate skills or to motivate young pupils needing extension. All game/activity resources, supporting worksheets if applicable, differentiation ideas, formative and summative assessments and answers are provided. Literature links and suggested websites for games are also included where applicable.
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