Welcome to Phonological Awareness Friday. I found a site called Bee Ready to Read with a hierarchy of phonological awareness tasks. Activities are included in links.Here's the hierarchy.
Preparatory Activities - Develop listening habits. Tune in to print.
Rhyme Awareness Activities - Identify words that rhyme. Produce words that rhyme.
Phoneme Awareness Activities - Identify the beginning sound of a word. Identify the ending sound of a word. Identify the middle sound of a word.
Segmenting Activities - Segment sentences into words. Segment words into syllables. Segment words into sounds.
Blending Activities - Blend syllables into words. Blend sounds into words.
Manipulation Activities - Delete syllables from words. Substitute syllables in words. Delete sounds from words. Substitute sounds in words.
Some of the activities have printable words to cut apart. Magnetic letters would work great for some of these activities. Don't feel like you have to cover every activity with your beginning reader. Even a few activities will help develop phonological awareness. It comes easily to some learners. Others need a little extra teaching. Research indicates that most struggling readers lack phonological awareness.
I've shared some games to teach phonemic awareness in one of my previous posts. Phonemic awareness is one part of phonological awareness.
Here's a segmenting game. A child will learn to segment words into sounds.
Separating Sounds - Ask for things or say some words in everyday conversations with a pause between each sound. For example: “Can you get a (t)…(ow)…(el)? Did you remember your (l)…(u)…(n)…(ch)?”
Here's a manipulating game. A child will learn to substitute sounds in words.
Change Beginning Sounds - Be silly and make a different sound for the beginning sounds of some words while talking to a child. For example: “Let’s take the pog for a walk. Can you hand me that fencil, so I can make a grocery list? If the child doesn't notice, tell the child you said one word wrong. Repeat the sentence and see if the child can correct you.