Phonological awareness skills and phonemic awareness are some of the most important foundations for reading success. If you’re looking for ways to ensure that your preschoolers have strong emergent reading skills, these phonological awareness lesson plans for preschool are the place to start.
A Year of Preschool Phonological Awareness Lesson Plans
Literacy is the key to unlocking a world of opportunities. Building up language and phonological awareness skills in your children from an early age provides them with invaluable building blocks for success in learning how to read.
Knowledge is power, and knowing how to read can be the difference between success or failure in life. Nonetheless there has been a great divide among parents as they struggle with finding effective ways on teaching children phonological awareness.
This blog post will show you the research based methods that work without drilling with flashcards or relying on printable worksheets. Give your preschooler a kick start on language learning with this 40 week research-backed program – no flashcards or worksheets required! The end result? Your little one will have the skills they need to read and take off running.
It will be a foundational component to your literacy based preschool program.
These preschool phonological language lesson plans are just one component of our trusted and effective Daily Lessons in Preschool Literacy Curriculum. The full curriculum of lesson plans include:
And while these lesson plans were designed specifically for preschoolers, the phonological skills activities taught are also appropriate for kindergarten students. In fact, many teachers use these as phonological awareness lesson plans for kindergarteners.
Between the phonological awareness lesson plans and the phonics piece, together you also get phonemic awareness lesson plans.
FAQ About Teaching Phonological Awareness Skills in Preschoolers
Phonological awareness is critical for learning to read any alphabetic writing system. It is the precursor to phonemic awareness and phonics.
Even before a student learns to read, we can predict with a high level of accuracy whether that student will be a good reader or a poor reader by the end of third grade and beyond (Good, Simmons, and Kame’enui, 2001; Torgesen, 1998, 2004).
Phonological awareness is the awareness of words and sounds spoken in language. It is about being able to hear and manipulate units of sound in spoken words. That includes syllables, onset, rime, and phonemes. For preschoolers, this means being able to do things like hear words in sentences, identify and generate rhymes, listening for syllables, and blending onset and rime.
Simply put, follow a systematic literacy curriculum for preschoolers. Like all other emergent reading skills, phonological awareness skills build upon one another. A good curriculum will have strictly oral activities, since phonological awareness is all about listening to language and drawing out information based on the constructs of language.
The Daily Lessons in Phonological Awareness Preschool Lesson Plans Curriculum
Here’s the step-by-step overview of the learning sequence for teaching phonological awareness activities for early childhood using my Daily Lessons in Preschool Phonological Awareness Curriculum.
You’ll get daily lesson plans that explain in detail exactly what to teach, when to teach, and how to teach listening and language skills to your preschoolers. It’s not an addition to any literacy program. It IS part of a systematic literacy program for preschoolers.
Targeted Skills-Based Activities for Early Learners
The Daily Lessons in Phonological Awareness Preschool Lesson Plans follows a scope and sequence that is systematic in skill progression. Preschoolers start the beginning of the year playfully learning basic language skills related to reading. This is done by activities designed to target the skills they need most to be successful in preschool.
Activity Table of Contents Lists
Also included is an activity table of contents which allows teachers to track exactly which activities were loved best by their students. Teachers can also make notes about which skills need more work during review weeks. Review weeks are built into the program with additional activities, and happen every fourth week of the curriculum.
How to Use the Daily Lessons in Phonological Awareness Lesson Plans
The preschool activities offered in this curriculum encourage your child to try new skills through the no-prep activities and games. It includes lots of music and gross motor activities to keep your preschooler enthusiastically learning!
These lessons are designed to be short, yet effective. Teachers can set aside 10-15 minutes each day to do a formal lesson and activities can be done after quick transitions. It’s easy to fit them into your preschool schedule.
Get a Sample of the Daily Lessons in Preschool Literacy Curriculum
Think your preschoolers will benefit from the Daily Lessons in Preschool Phonological Awareness Curriculum? Download a free sample below. But you won’t just get phonological awareness. You’ll also get the following in the sample:
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.