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ERIC Number: ED507531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 176
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5985-7048-9
Sounds Like Fun: Activities for Developing Phonological Awareness, Revised Edition
Spector, Cecile Cyrul
Brookes Publishing Company
Kids love jokes--and teachers and SLPs love fast and easy ways to improve students' phonological awareness. That's why every elementary and middle-school SLP and educator needs this playful, effective activity book, packed with jokes and riddles that increase students' awareness of the phonemes that make up words. The perfect way to avoid "drill and kill" instruction while still giving children the strong foundation they need to be successful readers, "Sounds Like Fun" enhances the literacy skills children need for academic success including phonological awareness, comprehension, thinking skills, spelling, and vocabulary; uses humor as an effective learning tool; helps older students work on phonological awareness skills, going beyond the many resources geared toward younger children; takes just 15-20 minutes per lesson (includes quick classroom warm-ups and brief activities that can be worked into any existing curriculum); requires no extra training or materials; works with all students, including children with learning disabilities, struggling readers, and English language learners; and is ideal for whole-group or one-to-one sessions. Students' skills can be improved with: warm-up activities; phonological humor activities; challenge activities; review and reflection tasks; and additional activities. In addition to six units, the book includes an answer key; appendix; and references.
Brookes Publishing Company. P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285. Tel: 800-638-3775; Fax: 410-337-8539; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A