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Phonological Awareness Diagnostic Tool

PDF, Word | 13 pages|Grades: F - Reception

Basic diagnostic tool to test your students’ phonological awareness.

This phonological awareness diagnostic tool is a great way to get an overall picture of how your students are tracking with their phonemic and phonological awareness. The skills that are included in this diagnostic tool include:

  • rhyme recognition
  • rhyme production
  • word awareness
  • syllable awareness
  • initial sound identification and production
  • final sound identification
  • sound segmentation
  • sound blending
  • medial sound identification.

There is also a basic letter/sound knowledge and awareness checklist – whilst not a phonological awareness skill – it’s also crucial to gain an understanding of where your students are with this knowledge.

Please note: This has been created to be used as a guide for teachers. It is advised to check what programs or other testing your school wishes for you to complete with your students.

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