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”This is the curriculum in phonemic awareness that many teachers have been waiting for.” – Joseph K. Torgesen, Ph.D. ”This curriculum is an example of what we desperately need more of: research-based theory translated into field-tested materials that teachers can confidently and successfully use in the classroom.” – American Educator

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‎ 1557663211

Publisher ‏

‎ Brookes Publishing; 1st edition (15 October 1997)

Language ‏

‎ English

Spiral-bound ‏

‎ 208 pages

ISBN-10 ‏

‎ 9781557663214

ISBN-13 ‏

‎ 978-1557663214

Dimensions ‏

‎ 21.84 x 1.52 x 27.43 cm

10 reviews for Phonemic Awareness in Young Children: A Classroom Curriculum   Import  Single ASIN  Import  Muleiple ASIN ×Product

  1. Janice Simon

    Practical, easy to use activities!
    Looking forward to using these ideas in my Kinder class in September to enhance my own learning about the Science of Reading. Book is well laid out and even includes a suggested schedule, idea for planning delivery of content.

  2. Lea

    Great resource
    The book was in like new condition. This book is a must have for new teachers teaching early childhood.

  3. Cathy L.

    Very good classroom resource
    Adams, et al, have produced a valuable teacher resource for teaching phonemic awareness. They cite research about and rationale for instruction in phonemics. A full 2-page list of references is given. Then language games are introduced: listening, rhyming, words and sentences, awareness of syllables, initial and final sounds, phonemes, and finally transitioning to introducing letters and spellings. Each activity is structured: objective, materials needed, activity (instructions), variation(s), if any, and a section for teacher notes and any additional activities the teacher may want to jot down. Materials may be picture cards which the teacher would have to make (no black line masters, though there are word lists), small objects one might have in the house or classroom, audiotapes, sets of plastic toy zoo or farm animals, etc, all listed in an appendix. There is a 25-page section on assessment with black line masters of the student tests and teacher demonstration pages. There is also a 10.5 -page annotated bibliography of rhyming stories. All-in-all, a very good resource. – ESL Teacher of 11 years

  4. Robert V. Rose, retired education researcher

    Lead author Adams is a genius, but this book is all wrong!
    Actually, in order to induce universal literacy, children in K-1 must practice writing the whole alphabet until they can write it in less than 40 seconds, yet in her more recent book, MJA reports that most American children finishing first-grade still can’t write and name all of the letters. What a failure of American schools.When I was young, no one ever taught us about PA, and very few of us failed to learn to read.In Adams’ first book, “Beginning to Read”, in Chapter 14, “From writing to reading” Adams wrote that all successful teachers, in spite of whatever other methods they use, all stress handwriting practice”.Even successful teachers who believe in phonics and PA say, “I wouldn’t dream of teaching reading without teaching writing”.Practicing handwriting until kids have the ability to write the whole thing in 40 seconds NEVER have reading problems, because as Montessori wrote a century ago, “It gives them the ability to mentally envision (and to learn) the appearance of correctly spelled English words.It’s true that PA is essential for literacy, but we learn it by sounding IN the words as we say them silently as they’re written, and “phonics” has nothing to do with competent and rapid reading. My email address is

  5. cordula quinones

    I purchased looking at reviews but this book was long and did not provide what I wanted was duplicates and a more lesson plan style.I have a different training teaching phonics so it may just be difference of style/pedagogy.

  6. Tselena

    … with my pre-k kids and they really got a great understanding of the fundamentals of reading
    I used this book at the beginning of the school year with my pre-k kids and they really got a great understanding of the fundamentals of reading. Now, at the end of the year I have 85% of the class able to sound out simple CVC words. This book was such a great tool in implementing those fundamental skills. I will use this every year starting at the beginning of the year. For some it was review, which was great and others really benefited from the activities and the order in which the activities and lessons occurred.

  7. D. E. Martin

    Great Resource
    If you teach PreK, kindergarten, and 1st grade, you need this book if you truly want to increase your students phonological awareness (hearing sounds without seeing letters), this has some very helpful activities that don’t require a lot of preparation. I used the book as a resource, not one that I did every activity which is a bonus, as you have many activities to choose from. I had to purchase the book twice because it “disappeared” from my bookshelf. So, I would strongly recommend this resource.

  8. Robin Swartz

    It has a lot of great ideas I am using in my classroom with all …
    I heard about this book at a literacy conference I attended. It is hard to find at a reasonable price.I have been very impressed so far. It has a lot of great ideas I am using in my classroom with all of my kindergarteners with options for more intensive interventions. I highly recommend this book.

  9. Thompson Family

    This book was recommended to me by a college professor
    This book was recommended to me by a college professor. Several other new teachers have this book and have given great reviews so I thought I would check it out for myself. Great book with many great ideas to promote phonemic awareness. The book also comes with suggested schedules to implement as a curriculum.

  10. GeorgiaTeacher

    You can’t do Better
    This is the best curriculum I’ve seen in terms of scope, sequence, thoroughness, clarity and ease of use. The authors are all renowned experts in early literacy. Its big drawback is the time it takes to find appropriate, phonemically accurate pictures to use in the last third of the book. We teachers were thrilled to find that the Georgia Preschool Association has developed a CD of over 200 phonemically correct pictures to print out specifically to use with the curriculum. This curriculum is excellent! Children enjoy the activities while gaining a solid foundation for learning to read.

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