Phonological and phonemic awareness overview





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Literacy specialist Rebecca McEwan presents this webinar extract about phonological and phonemic awareness.  

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Resources mentioned in this video

Phonemic awareness overview [0:40] 

Emina McLean: Phonemic awareness instruction: What’s the evidence? [4:06] 

Who is this video for?

Foundation to Year 2 teachers; school leaders 

What will you learn? 

What phonological and phonemic awareness are, and why they play an important role in phonics lessons. 


Rebecca McEwan is an experienced teacher, school leader and literacy coach. She has had extensive experience implementing systematic synthetic phonics in primary school classrooms, and has recently coached disadvantaged schools around Australia.  

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