I've been talking all about  la conscience phonologique  lately on the blog, because I believe it is incredibly important! Phonemic awareness is critical for our students' success in reading and writing when they get a little older, and it's essential that they understand the sounds that letters make, before they try to learn to read the letters. Today, I want to share with you some teaching tips for practicing phonemic awareness skills with your students. When you practice phonological awareness skills with your students, there are a few things to keep in mind: ...
If you read last week's blog post , then you know that I shared some tips with you for practicing phonemic awareness skills with your students. Today, I will explain each of the components that you will want to evaluate and practice. These components are what I refer to as the hierarchy of conscience phonologique. There are six components/steps for learning la conscience phonologique. When we are teaching our students, we want to start with the easiest component. Then, each following component will become more complex and difficult. You don’t have to practice in order, though, and each skill should be practiced all throughout the year. Because every student is different and is at a different place in their development, the hierarchy will help you manage your expectations for what your students will be able to do. Some students will be able to do some or all activities without support, and others will need support from you. Each step corresponds with the age at ...