Reading13 - Hailey Simon EDCI461- Dr. Codling November 15,...

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Hailey Simon EDCI461- Dr. Codling November 15, 2009 Yopp & Yopp (2000), I was very interested in this article on phonemic awareness because I was able to make many connections between this class and the language acquisition class I am currently taking. I have learned about the importance of helping young children to understand the sound structure of language or phonemic awareness. This is a major component in language development, which alters reading development as well. Phonemic awareness is important and essential for young children to make connections between related words, how they are pronounced and how they are spelled. Some important activities to include in reading and writing development in the classroom include those that manipulate sounds of words to differentiate the parts of a word. I loved the rhyming activity “The Hungry Thing” which focuses on children recognizing the rhyme in a word using invented words to recall real ones. This seems like a really fun and creative way to help students understand parts of a word such as the onset versus the
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