Fun with Phonemic Awareness

Jun 24, 2015

I have really come to enjoy teaching phonemic awareness.  It provides such an opportunity to be silly with the kids!  Since I primarily teach reading in small groups, phonemic awareness is a quick part of our daily routine.  For the past few years I have really been into the fractured nursery rhymes (is that what you would call them?)  They are poems that go to the tune of the nursery rhyme but may have some different verses.

My firsties think they are so funny!!  And are always asking for more.  I even try to get them to make up new ones as a group.  

I use these rhymes in so many different ways depending on what they group needs.  It may be rhyming or maybe onset/rime or maybe segmenting sounds.  But I use these rhymes as the tool to hit any of those skills.

These are some of my favorite nursery rhyme books right now.

 Do you have any favorite nursery rhyme books that you can suggest?
Please link up below with your fun Phonemic Awareness or Phonics ideas.


  1. I am so glad you shared these book titles. Excellent teaching tips too, Em! Great post!

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  3. Em, thanks for the title suggestions. I am always looking to update my collection of rhyming books. The ability to recognize and produce rhyming words is SO important!
    That Literacy Blog

  4. Those first two books are AMAZING!!!! I have never seen the William Wegman's Mother Goose one...I must order asap!!! Thank you for sharing :)
    The Techie Teacher

    1. The William Wegman's book has all the originals but I just love the pictures!! Thanks for reading!

  5. I haven't seen most of those books, so I'll have to check them out! Thanks!

    A Very Curious Class


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