Early Childhood Education Journal

, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 195–201 | Cite as

Hands-on and Kinesthetic Activities for Teaching Phonological Awareness

  • Audrey C. Rule
  • C. Jolene Dockstader
  • Roger A. Stewart

Object box and environmental print card activities and kinesthetic/oral activities used in two before school programs for Title 1 students are presented for teaching phonological awareness concepts to students in primary grades. A small program evaluation study in which the two experimental groups made similar improvements and larger gains than a control group indicates that the materials are effective for teaching phonological awareness to students at risk of failure in reading.


early childhood primary grades phonological awareness object box kinesthetic research before-school program environmental print 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Audrey C. Rule
    • 1
  • C. Jolene Dockstader
    • 2
  • Roger A. Stewart
    • 3
  1. 1.Curriculum and Instruction State University of New York at OswegoOswegoUSA
  2. 2.Jerome Middle SchoolJerome School DistrictJeromeUSA
  3. 3.Literacy DepartmentBoise State UniversityBoiseUSA

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