Alphabetics is one of the four essential components of reading. These four videos on Phonemic Awareness, each 5-6 minutes in length, are from the Partners in Reading program of the San Jose Public Library:

  1. Phoneme Isolation (Recognizing Individual Sounds Within a Word)
  2. Phoneme Identity (Recognizing the Common Sound in Different Words)
  3. Phoneme Categorization (Recognizing the Word that Does not Belong)
  4. Phoneme Blending (Combining Sounds to Form a Word)

These videos will be useful for teachers and tutors of small, leveled groups of students who are grouped based on their diagnostic assessments of reading.

Topic Area
EBRI (Evidence-Based Reading Instruction)
Media Type
Resource Type
PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center