Learn About the Impact of Phonological and Phonemic Awareness on Reading and Get Activities for Teaching These Skills

Blossoming With Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

Phonological and phonemic awareness are necessary precursor skills for all students as they learn how to read. These listening and speaking skills help students distinguish words within a sentence, syllables within words, and individual sounds within a word.

Research has shown that students who do not have a mastery of phonemic awareness skills will have a difficult time learning to read. The good news is that phonological and phonemic awareness can be developed and taught with a variety of fun and quick activities.

In this on-demand webinar, presenter Stacey Leitzel explores the answers to these questions:

  • What are phonological and phonemic awareness and how are they connected?
  • What does the research say about the role of phonological and phonemic awareness in reading development?
  • How should phonological and phonemic awareness skills be taught in grades K–2?

She also provides lots of examples of simple activities to engage students in “training their ears” with larger units of sound and developing basic- and advanced-level phoneme skills.

Plus, you’ll get a short preview of Zaner-Bloser’s curriculum resource, The Superkids Phonemic Awareness.

About the Presenter

Stacey Leitzel has 25 years of experience in education, serving as teacher, assistant principal, principal, and director of elementary education. She holds an Early Childhood and Elementary Education undergraduate degree from Bloomsburg University and a master’s degree in Early Childhood and School Leadership from James Madison University. She is director of professional learning services for Zaner-Bloser.