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Phonemic Awareness: Recognizing and using individual sounds to create words.
One of the most important foundations of reading success is phonemic awareness. Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds-phonemes-in spoken words. It is the understanding that the sounds of spoken language work together to make words. Phonemes are the smallest unit of spoken language... (continue reading from New Jersey's Reading First Program Grant Application).
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