Sound Manipulation Resources

Cracking the Code: A Letter and Sound Unit

You can help your child or student develop phonemic awareness with the following simple activities. These phonemic awareness activities directly teach students to identify, distinguish, segment, blend and manipulate sounds. These activities can be conducted with individual children or groups of students. 

The activities are aimed at developing opportunities for metalinguistic discovery, with the aim of encouraging the child to think about, and talk about language, especially at a phonological (speech sound) level.

After more than 30 years of research sponsored around the country by the National Institutes of Health, we know that there is a set of listening skills, Phonemic Awareness, that predicts who will be successful in learning to read.

The objective of the Phonological Awareness sequence of activities is to teach students to identify and manipulate the sounds in spoken words.

Phonological Awareness ideas from Miriam Trehearne.