Phonological Awareness Checklist

4-8 years

About the Checklist:

Brief-write up

A reading readiness skill is "phonological awareness." The foundation for learning to read is phonological awareness. It refers to the ability to recognise and manipulate sounds in spoken language. Phonological awareness is concerned with the sounds we hear and speak, rather than the print we see.

Most children do not require phonological awareness instruction. They learn it by being exposed to a diverse language environment. However, some children require explicit instruction and practise to learn the skills. A child's phonological awareness is a highly accurate predictor of his or her success in learning to read.
Different children develop phonological awareness skills at different rates. Still, there are some red flags that may indicate that children are struggling and require additional assistance. Difficulties with these skills can indicate a problem with reading, and identifying the limitations can help provide timely intervention.

Why use this checklist?

Eblity's Phonological Awareness Checklist is based on the Quick Phonological Awareness Screening (QPAS) Tool and is designed to assist parents/teachers in determining phonological awareness deficits. Phonological Awareness is one of the most powerful predictors of children's reading success. Understanding your child's phonological awareness will assist you in providing a learning environment that is beneficial to the child's academic success and growth.

Who can use this checklist?

Parents, Caregivers Professionals, and Educators can use this checklist to know about the deificts in phonological awareness.

Point to Note/Disclaimer

This checklist is only an observation checklist that helps to know the red flag signs and it is not a diagnostic tool.

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