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The Prep Phonological Awareness Program gives students structured and explicit practice with specific phonological awareness skills. The program will provide students with a solid foundation of sound awareness skills upon which they can build their literacy knowledge.
The program may also be used with Grade 1 and 2 students who are at risk of literacy difficulties.

Program Structure

The program is delivered to students over sixteen sessions. The sessions may be run once or twice per week depending upon the school timetable. The program can be implemented with individual students, small groups or as a whole class.

The program targets the following skills:

  • Mouth movements for sounds
  • Identifying initial / medial / final sounds
  • Blending sounds to identify words
  • Segmenting words into sounds
  • Sound - letter links


Each session includes:

  • The introduction of focus sounds and corresponding letters
  • Mouth movements for focus sounds
  • Identifying sounds in word position
  • Blending sounds to identify words
  • Segmenting words into sounds


The manual includes:

  • Pre / post-test to measure student progress
  • Detailed instructions to introduce each activity
  • Prompts to use if students have difficulty with a specific skill
  • Resources for all activities (colour resources on CD)


Program Requirements

The associated course Implementing the Prep Phonological Awareness Program provides the training and resources required to begin the program in your school.

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