Syllable awareness (deletion) example: What is bookshelf without book? Shelf
Sentence awareness example: How many words are in the sentence, “Did you have a fun trip?” 6
Word awareness example: Do these words rhyme: bark and bike? No
Onset-rime example: What word is this: m-ath? math
Phoneme awareness example: What is the beginning sound in path? /p/
***Rhyming is considered phonological awareness, NOT phonemic awareness, because it does not relate to the individual sounds in words.
The smallest units of meaning are called morphemes. For example, the “s” that is added to the end of the word “dog” to make is plural is a morpheme. A single morpheme can change the meaning of a word. Morphology is the study of the structures of words that are formed with the smallest units of meaning.
Whew, okay. That’s all the teacher jargon I have for today!