Emergent writers use elkonin boxes to hear individual sounds in words. We recently purchased these Magnetic Sound Box Mats and Chips from Really Good Stuff Literacy. They are a must-have for our classroom!
rethinking our classroom methods for phonemic awareness after reading an article from The Reading Teacher "...phonemic awareness is one of the two best predictors of future reading achievement and an essential ingredient in evidence-based reading instruction." from Early Literacy Research Findings Primary Grade Teachers Will Want to Know by D. Ray Reultzel The Reading Teacher Volume 69 2015