Phonemic awareness is knowing how spoken language works. Playing with and practicing oral language helps children become better readers. This valuable resource provides 34 week-long units, each focusing on a chant, poem, or language game. The lessons increase in difficulty, moving through the five levels of phonemic awareness and finally to letter-sound association. Each lesson is labeled to indicate the phonemic awareness level being addressed. Information for the teacher describes the five levels and defines phonemic awareness. The week-long units follow a consistent three-page structure. 112 pages.