Week 3 – Discussion 1 – Phonological Awareness
According to our text and in the video Building Literacy Competencies in Early Childhood, exposure to
stories, poetry, nursery rhymes, and songs encourages literacy development (Coats, 2013).
I think a fun
piece of literature to use to teach phonological awareness is Dr. Seuss’
There’s a Wocket in my Pocket.
This book has a strong sense of rhythm, pattern, and predictability which will help young children with
their early phonological awareness skills.
Some fun activities for this book are:
Picture walk through the book.
Then read the book to the children with the rhyming
words covered up with a sticky note and as your reading the book have the children
guess what the rhyming word will be.
Rhyming fun - Have the children find objects in the classroom and make up their own
creatures that are living there following Dr. Suess’ pattern.
Children can draw a
picture of their creature as an extension of the activity.