Heggerty Summer Support

Preventing summer slide with phonemic awareness

Preventing summer slide with phonemic awareness

Heggerty Phonemic Awareness lessons can continue during the summer months as language play activities built into your child's day. Phonemic awareness is an oral and auditory activity, so these activities can be a fun way to play with the sounds we hear in words. It is important for children to understand that the words they hear in language are made up of sounds. This will support them in connecting print or letters to the sounds they hear when they read or spell words.

This summer, through August 31st, we are offering free access to written sample lesson plans that can be downloaded or printed for educators and parents to lead lessons at home. We are also sharing a selection of free lesson videos so that students can work with one of our literacy specialists who will engage your child in word play activities during each lesson.

Pre-K

  • For students who completed their last year of preschool
  • Weeks available: 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22

Kindergarten

  • For students who completed Kindergarten
  • Weeks available: 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

1st Grade

  • For students who completed 1st grade
  • Weeks available: 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Pre-K (Spanish)

  • For students who completed their last year of preschool
  • Weeks Available: 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 (2021 Edition)

Kindergarten (Spanish)

  • For students who completed Kindergaten
  • Weeks Available: 7, 8, 9,  20, 21,  22

1st Grade (Spanish)

  • For students who completed 1st grade
  • Weeks Available: 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21

Additional Resources

The resources below include activities that help students develop phonological and phonemic awareness.

  • Florida Center for Reading Research - Printable activities for Kindergarten and 1st grade to reinforce and practice rhyme, alliteration, phoneme isolation, blending, segmenting and manipulating sounds in words
  • Sounder & Friends - Phonemic awareness training videos for kids
  • The Literacy Nest - Ideas and resources for teaching phonological awareness
  • PreKinders - Literacy printables for Pre-K parents
  • Más Fonoaudiología - Un sitio con actividades para practicar la conciencia fonológica y la fonética.