Phonological Awareness Skill Sequence


Skill Example Typically Mastered


Word
Isolating words in sentence



She/ is/ a/ good/ player.



Preschool

Rhyme
Recognition
Production



Does glass rhyme with pass
What rhymes with blue



Preschool
Kindergarten

Syllable
Blending
Segmentation
Deletion



pan + cake = pancake
swim/suit
Say hotdog without hot



Preschool
Kindergarten
Kindergarten

Phoneme
Isolation of initial/final sound
Blending
Complete segmentation



What is the first sound in fox
What am I saying? f- ence
What are the sound in bag



Kindergarten
1st grade
1st grade

Manipulation of sounds
Addition
Deletion



Add /t/ to an
Say meat without /m/
Say play without /p/
Say play without /l/



Kg-1st grade
1st grade
2nd grade
3rd grade

Substitution


Say yard and instead of /y/ say /h/



1st-3rd grade

Transposition
wristwatch becomes watchwrist
Spot to stop
What is changing each time?



1st-3rd grade


Adapted from: Phonological Awareness for Speech/Language Pathologist and their Educational Partners
By: Louisiana Department of Education, Cecil J. Picard
https://www.doe.state.la.us/lda/uploads/4630.pdf