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Reading 230 October 30, 2007 Yopp & Yopp Article Summary Introduction: The term phonemic awareness is often misunderstood and therefore sometimes overlooked as an important step in the process of teaching young children to read. It is important for parents and educators to better understand phonemic awareness and where it fits into the overall literacy picture Phonemic awareness and reading: When children are taught phonemic awareness they can build a better foundation for our “alphabetic orthography” language. Without the awareness that speech is made up of a string of small sounds, our letter symbol system becomes arbitrary and can be overwhelming to young learners. Phonemic awareness is one of the most important foundations of reading success and it is generally thought that kindergarteners should have at least a basic understanding of phonemic awareness by the end of their kindergarten year. Phonemic awareness and instruction:
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