1st Edition

Phonological Awareness

By Yvette Zgonc Copyright 2010

    Do you find yourself asking: How am I supposed to put assessment, differentiated instruction, and multi-tiered instruction into practice? In this book author Yvette Zgonc gives you a wealth of phonological awareness activities directly tied into the three-tiered model of RTI. At your fingertips you’ll find activities for use with the whole class, for small groups not making adequate progress, and for individual students who need the most intensive and explicit instruction. Informed by research on how the brain learns best, these songs, poems, games, and activities will keep students engaged, involved, and having fun because that’s when learning is sustained. So whether they’re pretending to be superheroes, surgical assistants, baseball pitchers, or just lowly worms, get ready to see your students actually enjoy strengthening their phonological awareness skills. This jam-packed collection will help you to: Engage students with easy-to-do activities that take little or no prep-time; Tailor your instruction to students’ individual needs; Assess students’ phonological awareness skills (with tests in English & Spanish); Monitor & track student progress, and Integrate works of children’s literature into skills-based activities. Whether or not you are following the three-tiered RTI model, this volume will help you to effectively teach and keep track of your students. And that brings you one step closer to the ultimate goal—success for all children.

    Overview; Assessment; Activities; Resources


    Yvette Zgonc has more than 35 years of experience in education as a teacher, guidance counselor, parent educator, national presenter, and senior consultant for Literacy First. She is a licensed mental health counselor and is Brain-Based Certified with the Jensen Learning Corporation. Her love of brain-based teaching is infused in all her work. Yvette is the author of Sounds in Action, and a contributing author to Prepping the Brain and Cooperative Discipline. She and her husband, Frank, reside in Melbourne, FL, with their grown children nearby.