Supporting Phonemic Awareness With State Standards



Categories: 3 Credits, 4-5, 6-12, Facilitated, Foundational, Gordon College, MidAmerica Nazarene University, PDPs, PreK — 3, Reading, Westfield State University

Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds-phonemes–in spoken words. Before children learn to read print, they need to become aware of how the sounds in words work.

The Supporting Phonemic Awareness with State Standards course provides educators with an understanding of phonological awareness (focusing on phonemic awareness) and appropriate approaches for promoting skill development in their instructional settings. Children enter preschool and kindergarten with immense differences in stages of development, and educators must meet this challenge by providing assessments and activities that support children’s phonological awareness (focusing on phonemic awareness).

Goals and Objectives

This course will enable participants to:

Demonstrate an understanding of phonological awareness (focusing on phonemic awareness) principles and how these connect to literacy development;
Identify the phonological awareness (focusing on phonemic awareness) linguistic components of phoneme, onset-rhyme and syllables;
Become familiar with state standards as they relate to phonological awareness (focusing on phonemic awareness);
Demonstrate the ability to administer assessments for phonemic awareness skills and analyze these assessments;
Learn how to facilitate interactive activities that support children’s phonological phonemic and phonological awareness;
Plan for integrated and meaningful curriculum that supports children’s language and literacy development in alignment with state standards.
Course Structure

7-week course divided into one-week sessions

Each session includes readings, activities, online discussion forums, and assignments;
The time for completing each weekly session is estimated to be 6-8 hours;
Total hours to complete course is about 72 hours;
All resources are embedded in the course;
A cumulative course assessment product is completed throughout the course.

Each course has the option to be taken for content learning only or for graduate credit. If you choose the graduate credit option you will pay the university directly for the graduate credit processing fee. Graduate course credit fees range. You will be provided the link to register for credit directly through the university once you complete the purchase for the course content through CLOI’s website.


This course is designed for educators to provide them with an understanding of phonemic awareness, language development and appropriate approaches for promoting phonemic awareness development, language and emergent literacy in their instructional settings.

Additional information

Credit Offering Institutes InformationOnce you have completed the registration, which includes paying CLOI’s courses fees, you will be provided information to register and pay for the graduate credits or PDPs.
Credit offering institute fees*:
•Gordon College: $75 per credit plus $50 registration fee
•Westfield State University: $300 for 3 graduate credits and $125 for 36 PDPs
•MidAmerica Nazarene University: $205 for 3
graduate credits
*Credit card processing charges, if applicable, are not included.
Course StartJanuary, March, May, July, September

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