EDDU 9558: Phonemic Awareness for Early Childhood Education

Explore how Phonemic Awareness, the ability to isolate, blend, segment and manipulate the individual sounds of spoken language, directly affects children’s success with phonics, and is a critical predictor of reading ability. Discover the various skills that make up Phonemic Awareness, and research ways to teach these skills in your Early Childhood classroom. Participants will create a plan to incorporate these new activities into your existing Early Childhood curriculum.

Course Objectives

In this course, participants will

  • Discover the importance of teaching phonemic awareness to young learners
  • Explore various phonemic awareness skills young children need
  • Research various ways to teach phonemic awareness skills to young learners
  • Create a plan to incorporate phonemic awareness activities into your existing curriculum

Course Relation to Early Childhood Generalist Standards:

  • Standard I: Using Knowledge of Child Development to Understand the Whole Child
  • Standard IV: Knowing Subject Matter for Teaching Young Children
  • Standard VI: Managing the environment for Developing and Learning
  • Standard VII: Planning for Development and Learning
  • Standard VIII: Implementing Instruction for Development and Learning
  • Standard IX: Reflecting on Teaching Young Children
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