Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Gail Goss

Second Committee Member

B. Donahue

Third Committee Member

A. Sledge


Phonemic awareness and its link to reading are a current topic in education. Research has shown that the two are interrelated and those students lacking in phonemic awareness are at a higher risk for reading failure. The terms phonemic awareness and phonics tend to be used simultaneously, but phonemic awareness is not the same as phonics. Children can naturally acquire phonemic awareness through their environment. However, children who are lacking phonemic awareness can be taught using many different methods and materials in the classroom. Within phonemic awareness there are many different skills. These skills can be tested using commercially produced phonemic awareness assessments. The results of these assessments can be used as early predictors for reading success. This project is a web page developed to educate parents of kindergarten children about phonemic awareness. The project also provides parents with ideas and links for related practice.