Phoneme (n)

Here is a context clues worksheet on the noun phoneme. It means “any of the abstract units of the phonetic system of a language that correspond to a set of similar speech sounds (as the velar \k\ of cool and the palatal \k\ of keel) which are perceived to be a single distinctive sound in the language.”

Teachers best know this noun when it turns up as the basis of an adjective in the term of art “phonemic awareness.” Because of that, I have tagged this post as both a term of art and as material related to professional development. where reading instruction is concerned. At the same time, the context sentences in which I’ve embedded this word on this document is meant to lead students to its meaning. I ask for comments and peer review on every documents post on this blog. For this one, I would be especially interested in and grateful for your comments on this document–especially if you have used it with students.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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