Flinders CCC Reading for Life
This section deals with the definition and components of phonological awareness (PA). It shows how sensitivity to sounds and sound patterns act as a booster for children learning to read.
It breaks phonological awareness down to its component parts – namely, syllables, onsets, rimes and phonemes – and provides a diagram to illustrate these concepts.
It also refers to phonemic awareness being a vital piece of the reading puzzle as well as being a great predictor of later reading success. Of course, talking and reading to children is a good way of setting up their sensitivity to the sounds of the language, but these actions do not actually teach reading.
What are some of the experiences you’ve had with low phonological awareness in students? Does your system screen for this? Leave your thoughts below.