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Title:  Phonological Awareness Training
Description: Phonological Awareness Training is a general practice aimed at enhancing young children's phonological awareness abilities. Phonological awareness refers to the ability to detect or manipulate the sounds in words independent of meaning. Phonological awareness is a precursor to reading. Phonological Awareness Training can involve various training activities that focus on teaching children to identify, detect, delete, segment, or blend segments of spoken words (i.e., words, syllables, onsets and rimes, phonemes) or that focus on teaching children to detect, identify, or produce rhyme or alliteration. Three related What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) intervention reports review two curricula for phonological awareness—DaisyQuest and Sound Foundations—and a similar practice—Phonological Awareness Training plus Letter Knowledge Training.
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Cover Date: December 2006
Web Release: December 14, 2006
Publication #: WWC IRECPA06
Center/Program: WWC
Type of Product: Intervention Report
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