Phonological awareness activities are an essential part of literacy instruction. It has several learning outcomes in regards to teaching children the connection of speech to print. One important skill is that a student can listen appropriately as stories are read. There are several teaching strategies and activities that can be done with a student to teach and practice this skill.
- Encourage reading buddies with older students reading to younger students.
- Reading stories previously created by the students.
- Guide students to talk about the content of stories.
- Reading pattern stories and have the students speak up on the repetitive parts (common patterns) of a story.
- Teach the students to dramatize parts of a story after listening to them.