Identifying individual sounds within a word is the first and foundational step in learning to read, write, and spell

For many beginning readers, phonemic awareness is not natural and must be taught.

Each Phonemic Awareness lesson in MindPlay’s Virtual Reading Coach is mastery-based, focusing on one sound or concept at a time, with 100 percent mastery required. Students acquire an understanding of how each sounds is made.

The Phonemic Awareness component:

  • provides 44 sound-based systematic phonemic awareness lessons.
  • delivers up to 14 levels of instruction.
  • offers specific remedial instruction for each lesson.

Phonemic Awareness helps students learn and practice these skills with the following eight activities: sound production, articulation, recognition, segmenting, blending, counting, sound substitution, and rhyming.