Phonemic awareness is part of a larger umbrella known as phonological awareness. At its broadest, phonological awareness means being aware of the entire universe of sounds, but generally, for educators, that just means sounds made intentionally as part of human language. Phonological awareness covers the ideas that spoken words are composed of units of sound that can be identified and intentionally manipulated. These units include whole words, large units within words such as syllables, and then each individual sound inside syllables and words, which are the phonemes. Phonemic awareness generally focuses exclusively on these smallest units of words: phonemes. This program will focus on phonemes, but also on rhyming and syllable level manipulations. It is comprehensive!