Literacy - Language Arts Components

Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic awareness is the ability to notice, think about, and manipulate the individual sounds in spoken words. An example of how beginning readers show they have phonemic awareness is by combining or blending the separate sounds of a word to say the word ("/c/ /a/ /t/ - cat").

Initial Sounds

  • Between the Lions is an award-winning PBS television series that premiered in April 2000. It's designed to foster the literacy skills of its viewers, while playfully demonstrating the joys of reading. Each show aims to give kids four to seven years old some of the experiences they need in order to become successful readers.