Research has shown that new readers need to practice phonological awareness every. single. day. But, if you’re like most teachers I know, the thought of adding even one more thing to your lesson plans can feel daunting – new lessons usually mean MORE prep and planning. But not this time! These phonological awareness daily warm ups make it so easy to build students’ foundation.

With just a click of the “print” button, you’ll have everything you need to work on phonological awareness all year long! No prep or planning required.

Try the sample below and then grab all 40 weeks of these warm ups on Teachers Pay Teachers!

What is Phonological Awareness?

The term “phonological awareness” is a fancy way of describing a students’ ability to hear and move around word parts.

Because it’s focused 100% on sound, we can do it with our eyes closed. Pretty cool, huh?!

Rhyming, syllable segmenting, and alliteration all fit under the “phonological awareness” umbrella.

And phonemic awareness does too! Although it sounds very similar to “phonological awareness”, phonemic awareness refers specifically to students’ ability to hear and move around the individual sounds in words.

For example, we might ask a child to name the sounds they hear in the word RAIN (r-ai-n) or we could ask a student to change the /b/ in BED to /r/ and then tell us the new word (red).

I’ve named a few phonological awareness skills here but there are even more! And the science of reading has shown us that it’s important to practice ALL of them.

That’s why I was so excited to create an easy way for you to do just that.

Peek Inside

I never want you to have to take my word for it about how game changing these phonological awareness warm ups are – I really want you to see it for yourself.

So I pulled together a sample so you can try the first two weeks for free. Click the blue download button to snag your set.

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Get Everything You Need for an Entire Year

I know you and your students are going to LOVE these warm ups! When you’re ready, grab the entire set in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Inside you’ll find 40 weeks worth of warm ups…

(That’s enough to use all year long!)

Plus four binder covers you can pick from to keep the set together.

Just print the sheets and spiral bind them or slide them into a 3-ring binder to keep them all together. That’s all the prep required for the entire school year!

Download Your Phonological Awareness Warm Ups

If you’re a Science of Reading Formula member, grab the bundle inside the members-only vault just like usual.

Not a member yet? Grab 40 weeks of warm ups on Teachers Pay Teachers!

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  1. My pupils’ reading abilities significantly improved as a result of me taking the time to incorporate these brief warm-ups at each small group meeting. When we transitioned to guided reading, we were able to tie in these crucial abilities. While reading, students would actively search for sight words, discover rhymes they might alter by adding or removing letters, and segment and blend phrases.

    1. Oh my goodness! That is so wonderful that you were able to incorporate these into your small group meetings!

    2. Oh my goodness! That is SUCH a celebration! Isn’t it wonderful when they start to be independent and, use skills that we practice so much all on their own! ?? Thank you SO much for sharing!

  2. The small group life savers have been these warm-ups! My kids’ phonological awareness has been accelerated and strengthened by focusing on Sight Words and Phonological Awareness for the first few minutes of small group.

    1. YAY! That is great news! I absolutely LOVE hearing that your students have strengthened reading skills by focusing on phonological awareness! ?

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