Phonemic awareness ability to blend, or connect, sounds (phonemes) to hear a word
Blending develops over time with instruction; therefore, a child may be able to blend
3-sound words but not yet 4-sound words.
How do I know if it's the child's most pressing need?
- Child may not be able to attack easily decodable 3- and 4-sound words
- Child cannot easily blend 3- or 4-sound words.