Phoneme Deletion (Wisconsin Department of Public Education) & Phoneme Manipulating: Drop and Say Lesson Plan (FCRR)


PHONEME DELETION is a strategy that helps develop students’ phonemic awareness, which is part of phonological awareness. Phoneme deletion involves having students manipulate spoken words by deleting specific phonemes. If this task is too difficult initially, you can begin by having students delete syllables in compound words. Phoneme deletion tasks take place orally without the written word. Phoneme deletion should be taught using direct and explicit instruction, but after such instruction, it can also be reinforced with educational games/activities.

Sesson Plan - Phoneme Manipulating: Drop and Say (The Florida Center for Reading Research, FCRR)

Objective: The student will manipulate phonemes in words.


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