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Phonological and Phonemic Awareness are not the same

Phonological and phonemic awareness are not the same, yet I’ve heard many teachers use the terms interchangeably. It can be confusing because they sound very similar and after all, we’re talking about sounds, right? Yes and no. Both terms are referring to the ability to identify sounds, but phonemic awareness is a lot more specific than that. Phonological Awareness Phonological awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate sounds in words. Think of phonological awareness as if it were…

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Anti-Bias Education: It is Necessary

When most people hear the words anti-bias education, they usually think about the act of going against biases associated with race. Race is only one piece of it. When engaging…