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What is Phonemic Awareness?

Phonemic awareness is the ability to understand that spoken words are made up of individual sounds called phonemes, and it’s one of the best early predictors for reading success.


of 4th graders and 69% of 8th graders are reading below a proficient level, according to 2022 NAEP scores.

National Association of Educational Progress Reading Assessment, 2022


of elementary students are capable of learning to read when they receive sufficient instruction on foundational reading skills.

"Narrowing the Third Grade Reading Gap" EAB Report, 2019


of teachers surveyed said Heggerty meets or exceeds expectations when it comes to having a positive impact on learning outcomes.

Strategex survey of 676 Heggerty customers, 2020

Heggerty is the most structured and systematic curriculum that I’ve seen. Everyone is really excited about it. It’s fun to watch. The kids like it too.

Heather Zuerblis,
District of Columbia Public Schools
Washington, D.C.

It's one of the most worthwhile purchases the district has ever made. Everyone is happy with it -- it's 100%! We've done a lot of site tours to see how the implementation is going, and good anecdotal stories just keep coming from the instructors. I honestly haven't heard anything negative.

Tammy Halfacre,
Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

When you look for programs out there, there are hundreds of phonics programs but very few phonemic awareness programs that take students from the simplest to advanced forms. Heggerty has come out with a comprehensive and systematic way to do that. It follows an excellent scope and sequence. It develops all of the skills they need to know. No one does it as systematically as Heggerty.

Russell Washington,
School District of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

The Heggerty curriculum is consistent, repetitive, and presents the same skill in different ways. I've taken kids who were non-readers and after three to four months with the Heggerty program, they hear sounds and words and they segment and blend words which makes them better readers. It's the intermediary step between non-readers and readers.

Ashlie Kunkel,
Knox County School District
Tennessee, USA

The Heggerty Phonemic Awareness program is brilliant. It requires very little preparation and the lessons are engaging, quick, fun, and effective. The results speak for themselves, with a majority of students showing improved outcomes in both reading and writing.

Anna Burgess,
Queensland, Australia

Dr. Heggerty's program is easy to implement and requires very little preparation. We have used this program for one year and have seen fabulous gains in our students’ ability to attempt unfamiliar words in their writing.

Karen H,
Wellers Hill State School
Queensland, Australia

I purchased ALL the flash cards and love them! P.S. I love the updated Kinder "Blue Book!" My students are doing great...even virtual! That says a lot!

Lorraine Yaeger
Kindergarten Teacher
Clark County School District

Comprehensive, yet succinctly organized, logically arranged, and richly resourced. The Heggerty Phonemic Awareness curriculum is the best research-based program for foundational literacy I have ever seen. Its value for hard-of-hearing & students struggling with central auditory processing issue is clearly applicable.

Judy Nelson, Hearing Support Teacher,
School District of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

This curriculum has had a powerfully positive effect on student achievement in eastern Montana schools. Student early literacy assessment scores have improved greatly in the schools that have begun using this curriculum over the past 2-3 years.

Pam Pettigrew,
RTL Support Specialist
Glendive, Montana

This is the best program I have EVER used! A few minutes a day and the results are mind blowing!

Tanya Jo,
Facebook Review

Strong phonemic awareness is crucial to reading success! Heggerty lessons are quick, fun, and multisensory!

Michelle Smith Miller,
Facebook Review

I use this curriculum in my classroom almost every single day! It is incredible and it is the ONLY thing that makes sense about teaching reading! I am literally obsessed.

Vanessa Marie,
Facebook Review

Our kindergarten and first grade used it last year and now it is being used in second grade! It has made a huge difference!!

Meg Gaddis Racanelli,
Facebook Review

We use your methods daily. The kids skills are improving, and we couldn't be more excited for them! Thank you for providing such an amazing program that is really worth the time and effort.

Annette Thueme
Reading Intervention Specialist
LakeVille Community School District
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📚 NEW Blog Post- Decodable Texts: 10 FAQs Answered 
🌟  In this post, Heggerty literacy specialist Erica Suarez answers 10 frequently asked questions about decodable texts. Including how to choose the right books, how to incorporate them into literacy instruction, and what benefits they can offer young readers. 
By the end of this post, readers will understand WHAT decodable books are and HOW they can support literacy development in young learners. 
🔗 Click the link in our bio to read the full post or visit
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🎧 The latest Melissa & Lori Love Literacy Podcast episode is here, featuring our very own Director of PD, Marjorie Bottari! @literacypodcast 
✨ In this engaging episode, Marjorie joins Melissa & Lori to discuss the question: "Can you teach phonemic awareness 'in the dark' or should you teach it with print?" 
Throughout the episode, Marjorie emphasizes the significance of establishing a solid foundation in phonemic awareness for young learners while also shedding light on its crucial role in supporting older learners on their journey to becoming proficient readers.
📚 Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge around phonemic awareness—click the link in our bio and listen now!
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☀️FREE Download: Summer Support Lessons, in English and Spanish!

😎Heggerty Summer Support is a fun and engaging way to maintain students’ reading skills during the summer months.

☀️The lessons focus on phonemic awareness, reinforcing new knowledge while reviewing previously mastered skills, preparing your students for the next step in their reading journey.

⛱️Download the free lessons and videos today:

🌞Remember, these lessons, videos, tutorials, and webinar are COMPLETELY FREE!

💙These lessons can be used by teachers, tutors, and parents at home.

📸: @buenosdiazkids and @laprofeangeliu
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☀️ Back by popular demand! Heggerty’s Summer Support lessons are here to boost your students' phonemic awareness skills for the upcoming year. 
✅ Get FREE access to high-quality phonemic awareness lessons from our NEW 2022 Editions of the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum.
✅ Reinforce students' knowledge over 6 weeks, preparing them for the next step in their reading journey. 
✅ Students will revisit key weeks from their previous grade, strengthening their connections between letters and sounds.
✅ Also, enjoy daily lesson videos led by our expert literacy specialists, ensuring quality instruction for all students! 
😎 Download the Summer Support lessons now by clicking the link in our bio or visit
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📚 Let's celebrate another successful year of Heggerty Phonemic Awareness lessons!

📸 Share your final lesson photos and tag us (#heggertytime) to join in the festivities! 

⬇️ Drop a comment below and tell us which curriculum level you completed with your students this year!

☀️ Keep the learning going all summer long with our Summer Support program. Enjoy 6 FREE weeks of Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Lessons, complete with daily lesson videos and parent newsletters. Download your lessons now at
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🍎 Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! At Heggerty, we understand and value the hard work and dedication that teachers put into their profession every day. 
🎉 As a way of giving back, we are giving away THREE Heggerty prize packs to THREE lucky winners. 
Giveaway is now CLOSED, congratulations to our winners: 
⭐ Prize Option 1: 2022 Heggerty Phonemic Awareness curriculum, in the level of your choice
⭐ Prize Option 2: One-year myHeggerty subscription 
⭐ Prize Option 3: Decodable Book Set (Frog & Toucan series) 
Giveaway rules: 
No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years old or older to enter. Winners must live in the USA. Contest not affiliated with Instagram. Contest ends Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 9:00 PM CT. Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced Friday, May 12, 2023. Good luck!
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Did you know Heggerty offers a digital hub? Meet Madison @fallingfor1st, Madison is a first-grade teacher in Georgia and has implemented the Primary Heggerty curriculum this school year using myHeggerty! We partnered with Madison to share a few reasons why she enjoys using myHeggerty:

⭐ Let’s talk about phonemic awareness! I absolutely love using the MyHeggerty digital curriculum to jump-start our ELA block with fast-paced and effective phonemic awareness activities! 

I pull up the curriculum on my iPad, scroll through the lesson, and lead my students through the activities. 

At the end of the lesson, I pick one student who was clearly participating to be our “Heggerty Superstar,” and they earn a sticker or a smelly spot! 

The whole lesson takes less than 10 minutes, and I can really see a difference in my student’s ability to manipulate sounds. 

To learn more about myHeggerty, visit our website:
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🎉 Join us for a new edWeb webinar and discover the key shifts you can make to align with the Science of Reading.

⭐ During this webinar, you will discover:

🔹Why reading is not a natural process and the significance of oral language in foundational literacy instruction.
🔹 How to break down the Word Recognition and Comprehension strands of Scarborough’s Reading Rope.
🔹 Practical tips and resources that you can apply immediately in your classroom or at home.

🔗 Click the link in our bio to register or visit
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