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Word Family -at | Phonics Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Learn about the at word family. Word families are groups of words that have a common pattern. Word families, sometimes called phonograms or chunks, can help emergent readers by providing predictable patterns within words. Sing along with this at word family song.The first time through we give the beginning sound and the at word family ending sound. The second time through we give a chance for independent practice of the at word family.

When learning to read, patterns are important. Children recognize word patterns and this makes it easier to sound out words.

Sing and move with Jack as he introduces the at word family. These are words that all end with an and have different beginning sounds or blends.

Let’s learn lots of words in the at family
When you learn them they can help you write and read
Each one is different as they begin
But they all have at at the end

Look and listen and say the word

c at cat
b at bat
s at sat
m at mat
h at hat

Let’s learn lots of words in the at family
When you learn them they can help you write and read

f at fat
r at rat
fl at flat
sc at […]

Originally posted 2018-07-07 21:41:39.

Jolly Phonics Phase Two

How does your child master phonics, from learning letter sounds to reading fluently? When your child starts school, phonics becomes a big part of everyday life, transforming them from a non-reader to a child who is capable of reading fluently and spelling. Jolly Phonics is a program designed to help children learn the name and sounds of letters. I have put together all the Jolly Phonic songs from Phase Two, which consists all the letter sounds from A-Z apart from Q as it is a tricky sound and is part of Phase Three as ‘qu’. Before children can read or start to read they need to have some understanding of letter sounds and this is a fun way of learning them.


Originally posted 2018-09-26 00:30:41.

What is Phonemic Awareness

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Phonemic Awareness is defined as the ability to identify, hear, and work with the smallest units of sound known as phonemes. It is NOT the same as phonological awareness, instead, it is a sub-category of phonological awareness. For example, phonemic awareness is narrow, and deals only with phonemes and manipulating the individual sounds of words – such as /c/, /a/, and /t/ are the individual sounds that make up to form the word “cat”. Phonological awareness on the other hand, includes the phonemic awareness ability, and it also includes the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate larger units of sound such as rimes and onsets.

Phonemic awareness can be taught very early on, and will play a critical role in helping children learn to read and spell. While it’s not set in stone on when a child can learn to read, however, I do believe that a child that can speak is a child that can learn to read. Children as young as two years old can learn to read by developing phonemic awareness, and they can learn to read fluently.

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Below are several of the most common phonemic awareness skills that are often practiced with students and young children:

Phonemic identity – being able to recognize common sounds in different words such as /p/ is the common sound for “pat”, “pick”, and “play”.

Phonemic isolation – being able to recognize the individual sounds of words such as /c/ is the beginning sound of “cat” and /t/ is the ending sound of “cat”.

Phoneme […]

Originally posted 2013-09-02 16:59:56.