The Pre‑Kindergarten version of these lessons (purple book) includes 10 components that are taught within each lesson, eight phonemic awareness skills and 2 additional activities to develop letter name and letter sound recognition and language awareness activities. During the language awareness activities, the students learn nursery rhymes. The lessons can be used for instruction within a half‐day or full‐day Pre‑Kindergarten program.

Through the daily lessons, students engage in activities teaching early skills such as rhyming and onset fluency, basic skills of blending and segmenting sounds, and working with the complex and advanced skills of adding, and deleting phonemes, and the skills of substituting phonemes is taught in Weeks 19 and beyond. The lessons are taught with explicit teacher modeling and scaffolded support to meet the needs of all learners in a classroom. The skills taught are supplemental to the literacy curriculum that is currently in place. When the lessons are taught consistently each day, teachers see improvement in students reading, spelling, and writing, as the students learn to hear the sounds in words.

Sample Lessons, Index of Skills and Scope & Sequence Alignment to Standards

Curriculum Implementation Aids


Use with the daily Letter Naming Activity. They can be printed out on heavier stock paper and then cut in half, as each sheet contains two flashcards.



3 Assessments for 1st grade students, with a scoring guide. Screener assessment for students in 2nd grade and above.


Pre‑K version

Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum — English Pre‑Kindergarten — 2020 Edition



The Heggerty Phonemic Awareness curriculum is available in English and Spanish Pre-K, Kindergarten and Primary.
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The Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Primary Curriculum is a yellow notebook in landscape orientation, spiral‐bound at the top.