Phonemic Awareness

The importance of phonological awareness in reading instruction

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Are you a parent of a young child and you're trying to figure out where to start with reading? Does your child have difficulty identifying rhyming words? Can your child identify the sounds of the alphabet?

Are you an educator to students in grades Pre-K through 2nd who are struggling with identifying sounds, onset and rime, rhyming words, or syllabication?

If you answered yes, this program is for you.

Phonemic awareness is important because it allows a child to hear, think about, and manipulate individual sounds. It is the foundation for reading and is the first area of reading.

Children who master phonemic awareness improve spelling, reading, and comprehension.

Participants in this course will:

  • Learn research-based strategies to implement with your child/student.
  • Learn how to teach phonemic awareness through rhythm and rhyme.
  • Review the importance of phonological awareness in reading instruction.
  • Become familiar with assessments to administer to your child/student in the area of phonemic awareness.

This course is for educators and parents. It is prerecorded.

Your Instructor

Ty Lewis
Ty Lewis


Welcome to Educationally Speaking Online Academy. My name is Ty Lewis, and I am the CEO and founder of Educationally Speaking Center for Learning, Inc., and I have over 16 years of experience in education. My goal for this online academy is to engage educators, prepare pupils, fortify families, and empower entrepreneurs. I look forward to working with you in one of our classes.

Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development, Georgia Southern University
Master of Arts in Special Education General Curriculum, Clark Atlanta University
Ed.S in Curriculum and Instruction, Lincoln Memorial University.


Elementary Education, Special Education General Curriculum, Reading, Curriculum & Instruction & Orton-Gillingham trained.


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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Can I receive a refund for this class?
Unfortunately, refunds are not available for this course.

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