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Kindergarten: phonemic awareness. Create a rap song in Ms. Sharpe's class and learn about rhyming.
K5 gets serious about sounds with its online phonemic awareness activities
Phonemic awareness is an understanding that words are composed of discrete sounds.
In our lessons, kids learn to identify, think about and work with individual sounds in spoken words.
Phonemic awareness is 100% auditory and does not involve written letters. Phonics connects sounds to written letters.
Without phonemic awareness, phonics makes little sense
If a child cannot hear that "book" and "ball" begin with the same sound or cannot blend the sounds /f – u – n/ into the word "fun", he or she will not be able to connect sounds to letters. Awareness of discreet sounds is essential to learning to read.
Phonemic awareness lessons and activities
In our phonemic awareness lessons, kids, including preschoolers and kindergarten students, learn to:
recognize individual sounds in a word
identify the same sounds in different words
recognize which word in a set of three or four words has the “odd” sound
listen to a sequence of separately spoken phonemes, then combine the phonemes to form a word
break a word into its separate sounds
recognize the word that remains when a phoneme is removed from another word
make a new word by adding a phoneme to an existing word
substitute one phoneme for another to make a new work
We place your child at the right instruction level
K5 kids start by completing an online reading assessment, including an assessment of their phonemic awareness. Kids are then placed in phonemic awareness lessons at their skill level, avoiding the boredom and frustration associated with lessons that are too easy or too hard.
Our online lessons are visually rich and highly interactive. Animated ‘role model’ characters provide immediate feedback and positive reinforcement to provide a highly effective learning experience for your child.
What is K5?
K5 Learning is an online reading and math program for kids in kindergarten to grade 5. Kids work at their own level and their own pace through a personalized program of over 3,000 online tutorials and activities.