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The Difference Between Phonological Awareness and Phonics

Kristen (parent) asks: What is the difference between phonological awareness and phonics? Dr. Marion Blank (Founder of ReadingKingdom.com) answers: This is an excellent question because the two terms are commonly used—often without any explanation as to their meaning. Phonics generally refers to the “sounding out” process that children are taught to use for decoding words (e.g., seeing cat, they apply…