The Heggerty Phonemic Awareness curriculum is a well-organized 35-week curriculum of daily phonemic awareness lesson plans developed on a systematic scope and sequence of skills. The lessons are 10 to 12 minutes to complete, easy to implement, and fun for teachers and students.
The Spanish Primary version (green book), Conciencia Fonémica is not a translation of the English curricula, but rather, it teaches the 8 essential phonemic awareness skills using Spanish words and vocabulary with a focus on syllables and phonemes. Daily opportunities for recognizing letter names and sounds, and recognizing syllables are included and students work with repeating sentences during 8-weeks of Language Awareness activities. The lessons should be taught daily in 1st and 2nd grade classrooms and can be used for intervention support for students in 2nd grade and above who struggle to decode words in print.
Through the daily lessons, students engage in activities teaching early skills such as rhyming, onset fluency and phoneme location. The basic skills of blending and segmenting words into syllables and phonemes, and working with the complex and advanced skills of substituting, adding, and deleting phonemes are included as well. Through teacher modeling and daily practice, students receive 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.