C-V-C: Phonemic Awareness

Kindergarten / ELA / Phonics

Common Core State Standards


English Language Arts


Reading Standards: Foundational Skills (K-5)




Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

a. Recognize and produce rhyming words.

b. Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.

c. Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.

d. Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonent-vowel-consonent, or CVC) words.* (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)

e. Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.

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Lesson Objective
Teach phonemics by acting out single-syllable words
6 min
Questions to Consider
Notice the progression from whole group, to guided practice and then individual assessment.
How does acting out words help with both vocabulary development and engagement?
How does this lesson balance between sounding out words and blending?

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