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Phonemic Awareness

The understanding that spoken words are composed of sounds.


In a syllable, the ending sound, usually a vowel and a consonant.

Predictable Book

Story books that develop a repeating, or predictable pattern.

Picture Book

A book in which illustrations and text tell a story that would be incomplete without the pictures.

Word Bank

Children's collections of written words they have encountered.

Phonemic Segmentation

The ability to recognize separate sounds in a word.


In a syllable, the beginning sound, usually an initial consonant.

Wordless Storybook

A book in which the illustrations alone tell a story.

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