Phonological Awareness Benchmarks

Everyone spends lots of time talking about the importance of phonological awareness – but for me, it wasn’t always clear by when young children should have achieved certain skills.  When this knowledge is clear, it is easier to identify when children are meeting benchmarks, and when we should begin to concern ourselves with providing interventions for them.

This chart, based on one found at the Reading Rockets website, gives teachers and families a clear idea of:

1) What the different phonological awareness sub-skills are,

2) By when children ought to have achieved each sub-skill, and

3) Games and activities for practicing each skill.

Click here for the Word document:

When can I expect my child to…